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A friend had recommended this book to me so I took her advice and read it late at night in scout camp after the kids were asleep.

I wasn't expecting to really like the book, but it drew me in. The authors were fairly inexperienced and didn't complete the trail as 'purist' would, but their story was compelling.

Surprisingly the parts that I found most interesting was the interaction between the couple. Every chapter alternated view points between the two and you got a rounded picture of what it is like to travel a long trail with your emotional partner.

So what did a solo hiker like me think about the book? In the end I find myself wishing that I had an emotional partner who I could share a long trail with as well. Somebody with whom I could both bicker and laugh through the trials and highs that a long trail cane bring.

So much for my tough guy image.  :;):


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Sorry.  I saw this on top of the page and imagined an entirely different book.  I'll go back to whatever it was I was doing.  :)

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I'm amazed it took as long as it did for the first wise-ass comment.  :D

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A friend had recommended this book to me so I took her advice and read it late at night in scout camp after the kids were asleep.

I wasn't expecting to really like the book, but it drew me in. The authors were fairly inexperienced and didn't complete the trail as 'purist' would, but their story was compelling.

Surprisingly the parts that I found most interesting was the interaction between the couple. Every chapter alternated view points between the two and you got a rounded picture of what it is like to travel a long trail with your emotional partner.

So what did a solo hiker like me think about the book? In the end I find myself wishing that I had an emotional partner who I could share a long trail with as well. Somebody with whom I could both bicker and laugh through the trials and highs that a long trail cane bring.

So much for my tough guy image.  :;):

This is another book I found in our local library system. It is a good read for the reasons you list. I liked their individual experiences over the same trip. The humor was not too over the top when it appeared.

I guess I'm lucky. I have a competent girlfriend who insists on going on any backcountry trip and she revels in them. She never complains no matter what. So those soul mate, companionable females are out there.
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While overall I did like the book, the dude is a bit of a D-BAG. I smiled when he tried to eat the prickly pears. Freaking idiot.
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While overall I did like the book, the dude is a bit of a D-BAG. I smiled when he tried to eat the prickly pears. Freaking idiot.

Are you talking about The Cactus Eaters?

THAT guy was a total dirtbag imo and the book was not a pleasure to read. He was not funny. I felt sorry for his girlfriend.
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While overall I did like the book, the dude is a bit of a D-BAG. I smiled when he tried to eat the prickly pears. Freaking idiot.

Are you talking about The Cactus Eaters?

THAT guy was a total dirtbag imo and the book was not a pleasure to read. He was not funny. I felt sorry for his girlfriend.

Sounds like the "Cactus Eater" to me as well. The guy was a bozo and blamed his girlfriend for his stupid mistakes.

"A Blistered Kind of Love" was very enjoyable. I recommend it  :)

Don't waste your time on the "Cactus Eater."


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Yes Yes Yes...my bad...very similar plot lines. I read too much...is that possible?
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Yes Yes Yes...my bad...very similar plot lines. I read too much...is that possible?

No.

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