Colin Fletcher memorabiliaFollowing the footsteps of Colin Fletcher and through further research, author and wilderness guide Andreas M Cohrs met a handful of people who knew the private Walker. Here you find the collection of articles from or about the Walker along with some of his photographs. According to Fletcher’s will, most of his belongings today are administered by the UCSC. With their kind permission, Cohrs could use further material in the book The Thousand-Mile Summer Revisited. Photos shown on this website were donated by friends of Colin Fletcher or provided by the UCSC Colin Fletcher Archive.

The Colin Fletcher biography “Walking Man”. One of the most interesting characters I came to meet while researching the life and trails of the late Colin Fletcher has been Dr. Robert Wehrman. Suffering from a disease well known among us called Fletcheritis, he too spent a good deal of his time delving into Colin’s life and belongings. After many years of research, retracing some of the Walker’s routes, and exchanging tons of information, his biography of the Man Who Walked Through Time is about to be finished (more infos soon).

Robert has been following Colin’s adventures from the beginning. The biography is based on access to Colin’s personal documents, his photography, notes, diaries, correspondence and his unpublished auto-biography. The two of us have had quite a few laughs exchanging anecdotes about the Walker. Find all of it in Robert’s book.

Feel free to contact me for more information.                Best wishes – happy trails, Andreas M Cohrs

Why Colin Fletcher walks_Backpacker July88 What you should know about rattlesnakes_Family Safety spring64 Travel tackle_Outdoor Life Jun56

The complete talker_Backpacking spring76 The man who invented backpacking_Outside Oct80

The strange quest of the man who walked through time_Smithsonian Feb81 Caveman of the Mojave_CaliforniaToday Aug81

Trunkman mystery_SF Examiner 71  The simply joy of walking_Bonanza mag_SFC Jul59

The Many joys of walking_Humble Way Oct68 The cultural art of getting from here to there_SF Examiner Dec96

Secrets of the Silver King_FieldStream Apr62  Interview_Backpacker Oct90

Lonesome Road_SFchronicle May58 with CF notes Lectures_Flyer

Lecture_The man who walked through time Into the forest_Backpacker Jun89

House on my back_FieldStream Mar60 Hand my down my walking cane_SuburbiaToday May62

Fletcher on Escapism Rattlesnakes fact and fancy_Family safety Jun65

Dont let knots tie you up_Angling Aug62 Backpacking Grand Canyon_FieldStream Mar64 pp

Backpacker_Advanced Proofs A short story_Caper Apr57

Photos by Colin Fletcher*


Photos by Colin Fletcher. Courtesy of UCSC Colin Fletcher Archive, MDHCA, COLITA Publ.

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