On a trip to the mountains of southeastern Europe, seven friends find untracked slopes, thriving post-Communist wildlife, and a nation of skiers that don't quite understand why they're there. After a tragedy at home, David Page looks back and wonders how he ever took it for granted.

David Page gets a crash course in foraging and learns to appreciate nature's bounty (and the flavor of a good fire-roasted grasshopper) along the way

In the foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada lies a huge stash of obscure singletrack. David Page learns some humility (and the value of a modern bike) on a ride with the trails' developers.