PaCT: A Journey Beyond the Horizon
by Peter Miles Bergman
In 1996 at the age of 23, Peter and Dylan Kuhn set out to hike the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. Burned out, injured, and broke after 90 days and 1,750 miles they quit in Oregon with a pact to return for the remaining 900 miles when they were twice as old. In 2019 they reconvened at 46 to reflect on life’s journey, and race increasingly threatening storms towards Canada.
Part travelogue and part memoir, this expressively designed book weaves three non-linear text threads together into a portrait of an artist coming of age, drifting waywardly into middle age, and the profound friendship that kept him focused on staying sane, and getting sober, in order to complete their pact.
More on the project, including an except can be read at pact.report and seen on instagram @pact.report.
PaCT: A Journey Beyond the Horizon is digitally printed at Turbo Press, Denver, CO on two alternating paper stocks signifying the different eras of the story: French 80# parchtone paper for 1996 and 100# uncoated white digital Cougar paper for 2019. The covers are a 2-color letterpress printed by the author / designer on a Chandler and Price Letterpress at is PRESS, Denver, CO.
Paperback | 264 pages | is Press, 1st edition | 2020