Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail


At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State — and she would do it alone.
Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

Title:Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:315 pages

    Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Reviews

  • Jackie
    Sep 14, 2012

    I finished this book a couple of days ago, and have not been able to get it out of my mind. I was happily coming to Goodreads to give my glowing review, but was pretty annoyed at a few of the recent r...

  • Cathy
    Dec 03, 2013

    A self-absorbed, ill-prepared woman, 26 years old, leaves her husband (a decent guy) for no good reason, mucks her life up even further with drugs and reckless sex, then engages in some vacuous navel-...

  • Jeanette
    Jul 22, 2016

    3.5 starsWhat kind of dimwit would decide to backpack the Pacific Crest Trail alone with zero backpacking experience? Apparently the same kind of dimwit who would try heroin just because the stranger ...

  • Amanda Hicks
    Apr 18, 2012

    I have read a great many criticisms of this book by people who either expected it to be solely about the PCT itself, or were offended by the author's use of coarse language and discussion of her sexua...

  • Libbie Hawker (L.M. Ironside)
    Apr 04, 2014

    EDIT 4/4/2014: I changed this from two stars to one, because I realized that it's been about two years since I read this book and I still get ragey and fist-shakey just thinking about how much it suck...

  • Nikiverse
    Jul 12, 2012

    I know what Cheryl felt like on the Pacific Crest Trail because I felt like that reading her book. Neverending. Arduous. But without that whole enlightenment part. [Warning: Spoilers] Wahhh, I did her...

  • Meg
    Nov 06, 2011

    A few years ago I had occasion to re-read HATCHET, by Gary Paulsen. I did not do this on my own, but with a fourth-grade boy who was wholly entranced by it. I had never been a big HATCHET fan myself (...

  • Rachel
    Mar 19, 2013

    So far, a great read. It's Eat, Pray, Love without all the whining....

  • Nancy (NE)
    Jan 06, 2013

    In some reviews, Strayed has been criticized for a number of things. Unpreparedness for the Pacific Crest Trail, risky decisions and miscalculations, as well as reckless living - poor choices in copin...

  • Happyreader
    Jul 25, 2016

    So much baggage. As a backpacker myself, I cringed to read about hoisting a backpack so heavy that she could only strap it on while sitting on the ground. How she managed to balance that pack and not ...