The ultimate baby boomer adventure story, Walking the Gobi is the story of 63 year old Helen Thayer and her 74 year old husband Bills 1600 mile walk across the Gobi desert.. . . . . . . Author Helen Thayer is an icon among women adventurers. Details the 60 day struggle to keep moving through this inhospitable terrain without sponsors, a support team, or radio contact a journey of pure discovery and adventure. Introduces reader to the nomadic residents of the Gobi desert and their ancestors . Insights into the natural history of the Gobi desert. 272 pages.