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Having attempted and failed to traverse the entire 212 mile John Muir Trail twice before, Josh Mathe decided to brave the Sierra Nevada wilderness one last time. And to up the ante, this time he would try to run!


In the Footsteps of Greatness is an inspirational and refreshingly authentic account of what Josh found while exploring his limits on the edge of the world. From the shady depths of Yosemite Valley to the top of 14, 505’ Mount Whitney through some of the most treacherous and starkly beautiful terrain on the planet, this memoir is both a thrilling adventure (complete with bear encounters and snowstorms) as well as a poignant look into the mind and spirit of an athlete that is nothing if not human.


" I quite enjoyed reading about your adventure - and living vicariously through your footsteps.  Very nicely done!" - Dean Karnazes, Best Selling Author and the world's most famous ultrarunner

" Josh brings the experience of a long-distance athlete to life with a personal touch that made me want to pull out my old maps and hiking boots and head for the hills." -

Rob Lilwall, National Geographic adventurer and author