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Wild by Cheryl Strayed
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Still reeling from her mother's death, Cheryl's life is on a downward spiral, which includes leaving her "nice-guy" husband for a life of sex and drugs. Upon hitting rock bottom, she decides to hike herself out by hitting the Pacific Crest Trail with no backpacking experience and no plan but to finish. Facing the wilderness all alone, Cheryl spends a lot of time reflecting on the events that brought her there. These memories are intermingled with the experiences of finding friendship in fellow PCT hikers, bravely (or foolhardily) pushing forward through blistered feet and dehydration and staring down natures toughest foes. An interesting story, as well as a "what not to do" of long-distance trail hiking.

Kristen Z. / Marathon County Public Library
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