Tales and Trails of Krispy Kritter is an entertaining chronicle of Wayne Petrovich
's first backpacking experience and how he progressed to become a seasoned long distance hiker. Bestowed with the trail name KrispyKritter, he has hiked world class trails such as the Appalachian Trail, the Florida Trail, the John Muir Trail, the Bartram Trail, the Foothills Trail and the Tahoe Rim Trail – all in the United States, then onto the Pennine Way in England and the West Highland Way in Scotland. Each trail has provided KrispyKritter with stories involving nature’s raw beauty, magical instances that transform the tribulations of hiking into treasured moments, comical situations, and reflections of characters met along the way who found their own stories out in Nature. Along with his trail stories, KrispyKritter interjects his unique perspective of guidance, safety and common sense.
About the author:
Wayne "KrispyKritter" Petrovich, author of Tales and Trails of Krispykritter: Adventures of a Long Distance Hiker, first started backpacking in 1976 - and has yet to stop hiking. Unsatisfied with letting the embers of life smolder after retirement from the fire service, Wayne found a second calling as a long distance hiker during a six month backpacking thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail in 2004. Now known by his trail name KrispyKritter, he has over 8,000 miles of trail under his boots on world class trails in both Europe and the United States.
Wayne spent 33 years in the fire service as a firefighter/medic, fire investigator, a Search and Rescue Technician and supervisor/member of the State Fire Marshal's Office Emergency Response Team. Wayne wrote several articles on fire investigation and is the author of A Fire Investigator's Handbook: Technical Skills for Entering, Documenting and Testifying in a Fire Scene Investigation, published by Charles C. Thomas Publishing Ltd. 1998.
KrispyKritter currently works for Travel Country, a retail outfitter store in Central Florida, helping others enjoy the rewards of Mother Nature.