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From Lost to Found on the PCT

Posted May 01 2013 6:03am

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail is a 2012 memoir by American author Cheryl Strayed , describing her 1,100-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail in a journey of self-discovery.

The book reached No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list, and was the first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. …

I’m not as keen on the book as most. NY Times DWIGHT GARNER, for example .

But it did keep me going.

She’s a decent story teller. And her story is compelling.

At age-26 her life was a train wreck. Money problems. Divorce. Abortion. Experimenting with heroin. In grief still, 4 years after the death of her mother.

With no long distance hiking experience, she tries for salvation on the PCT.


There are plans to have Reese Witherspoon play Strayed in a future film.

The author re-married in 1999. They have two children and live in Portland, Oregon

The PCT worked for her.

She didn’t appear at the PCT kickoff 2013, by the way. There are many REAL thru hikers who resent Strayed being the most famous ever.

Much like the tragically inept Katz and Bryson , the most famous Appalachian Trail hikers.

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