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The Cactus Eaters by Dan White
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Feb 24, 09

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bookshelves: non-fiction, humor, california
Read in February, 2009

Humorous and (almost too) realistic look at the two years Dan spent hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

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Reading Progress

02/11/2009 page 32
8.0% "Dan & his girlfriend hiking the Pacific Crest Trail -- problems getting enough water and whether they should give up--guessing they don't."
02/12/2009 page 43
10.75% "Background, funny like Bill Bryson's Appalachian Trail book."
02/15/2009 page 138
34.5% "Tough going through the Mohave desert. Duo now dubbed Lois & Clark, weird characters include Dr John & Gingerbread Man."
02/17/2009 page 167
41.75% "Finished with the desert (hopefully) and on to the mountains. Can it get worse?"
02/18/2009 page 198
49.5% "Almost immediately Dan & Allison run into snow and ice problems."
02/19/2009 page 216
54.0% "Bears"
02/21/2009 page 305
76.25% "Forced to return south after snow blocks further north of Ashland OR, now back to the southern CA section."
02/23/2009 page 337
84.25% "Dan finishes CA and OR. Misses Allison, worries about what's next."
02/24/2009 page 384
96.0% "Two tough years later, life goes on after the trail but not as expected."

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