cow pie water


2,659 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada

Cow Pie Water recounts a five and a half month journey on the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. Join Black Hawk and Strawberry Girl through these trail journals, as they face Giardia, dehydration, altitude sickness, forest fires, raging rivers, bears, endless fields of snow, and, hardest of all, their own humanity.

”The trail is a step toward humanity...”

—Cow Pie Water


Q: What prompted you to write Cow Pie Water?

A: My wife and I wrote these journal entries for a dear friend who was dying of cancer, so she and her family could follow our adventure as well. I love to read the trail journals of other hikers, and so when the public website that this was on disappeared, I decided to go ahead and make it available as a book!

Roger W. Lowther

is founder and director of Community Arts Tokyo, assisting church planting through the arts. Roger is also director of faith and art at Grace City Church Tokyo and coordinator for the MAKE Collective, a global network of missionary artists. He has been serving with Mission to the World in Japan since 2005. Roger received degrees from The Juilliard School and Columbia University and is currently studying at Reformed Theological Seminary. He lives in downtown Tokyo with his wife Abi and four boys.


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