Thru-hiking will break your heart
Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart was suggested to me by a coworker while I was in the middle of Wild, by Cheryl Strayed. I immediately went home and ordered the book! I was hopeful that it would silently encourage me to finish up the book I was reading – since we know my trouble with managing my ‘free time’. Well, it worked! I finished up Wild and waited until my flight to Utah to jump into Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart; each and every book I read about thru-hiking inspires me endlessly to get outside!
A present-day, raw account of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Carrot speaks only truths of what long-distance hiking is, especially for a woman. With absolutely nothing sugar-coated, you really get a feel for what walking 2,653 miles with only what’s on your back is like. Through the highs, and the hardships, between falling in love on the trail and yo-yo-ing with her trail family, you will find love for Carrot and her cat pack each step of the way. To experience the natural beauties of the Sierra Nevada and the greasy spoons (diners) and motel stays with a pack of like-minded individuals would be a true treat. Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart really opens your heart to the emotional roller coaster that is the PCT.
How This Book Made Me Feel…
If this book doesn’t inspire you to hop on the nearest long-distance hiking trail, then I’m not sure what will! Having read this book after Wild, it has really piqued my interest in Long Distance Thru-hiking. Reading both books inspired a planned thru-hike attempt of the Northville Placid Trail. This 138- mile trail through the Adirondack Park travels through some of the most remote wilderness areas. Despite only making it 5 days and 83 miles, it was a beautiful look into what these two women (Carrot Quinn and Cheryl Strayed) experienced during their months-long adventures on the trail!
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