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Cheryl strayed really keeps one's interest.  The book is about her experience hiking the pacific crest trail.  Most interesting episode in book...she camps near some mud in the desert and wakes up covered in frogs!  Ok.  She did some things, like drugs that made me ask WHY?....
But for someone who had such a tough younger life, she turned out ok, and the PCT is what took her to womanhood.  So say what you want about her... but I consider her a kindred spirit and this book will REMAIN on my shelf indefinitely.....
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I must not be there yet, I keep hiking...
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It isn't about backpacking so much as it is about her surviving this strange experience she has with some backpacking gear. Backpacking is the setting and the book is about her.

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Mine has remained on my shelf too...but I will admit, this is because I have yet to finish it...  :)

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If you do a search, there's another, long, thread, about this book.

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So far I am disappointed. She seems overly overwhelmed by her mothers death to the point where she starts sleeping around and using heroin (actually shooting it), gets divorced. She is going on this hike to clear things up and has 12 condoms packed and ready. Really -who takes 12 condoms hiking?
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Someone who is planning to hike more than 11 days??

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