Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Take a moment to check-out Wild, Cheyl Strayed’s auibiography, just as Hollywood releases a film adaptation starring Reese Witherspoon.
The premise of Wild is Strayed’s impulsive decision to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State. She does so alone and untrained, leaving her crumbling personal life behind for a challenge ahead. As the New York Times describes, “People with any hiking experience (I am not one) will know that this is the backpack of a rank amateur, that setting out on a 1,100-mile trek from the Mojave Desert to the Cascades outfitted in brand-new hiking boots — a size too small, it turned out — and with 24.5 pounds of water in a dromedary bag is a recipe for disaster. Fortunately for the reader, it’s also a recipe for a spectacular book. “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” is at once a breathtaking adventure tale and a profound meditation on the nature of grief and survival. ”