Changing Gears: Ups and Downs on the New Zealand Road


by Sequoia Schmidt
Release Date 5/29/2018
ISBN 978-1-942549-41-3

Returning home for the first time in 10 years, Sequoia Schmidt sets out to complete a 28 day solo cycle of New Zealand. This will be her first time home since the deaths of her father and brother in a tragic climbing accident.  Changing Gears describes Sequoia's experiences with grief, loss and recovery, interwoven with adventures on the roads of New Zealand as she returns to her homeland to re-connect with Aotearoa and herself.



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Sequoia’s observation is one of one love for this country she was born in and wonder at the people, places and history she discovers in her travels. It is also a book about courage. The courage one needs to face grief and troubles unflinchingly.
— Peter Hillary