Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart

Thru-hiking will break your heart

Carrot Quinn

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! 

Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart

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!  

Purchase Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart via my Amazon associate link to support both myself and the Author, Carrot Quinn, at no extra cost to you. If you have read this book, leave your thoughts in the comments below!  

Published by expeditioneducation

Hi there, I'm Kati! I'm an outdoor recreation loving public school teacher who plans epic adventures on her school breaks. If you like to explore and experience beautiful new places on a budget, then let me help you plan your next trip!

2 thoughts on “Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart

    1. expeditioneducation – Hello! My name is Kati. I am currently a Middle School Teacher and three season sports coach in upstate New York. If you take a look at my blog you will learn that I love being outside, exploring places near and far, and aspire to create this website into something that inspires others to connect with what's around them. My hope is that you read something here that inspires you to learn more and challenge yourself every day. Don't be afraid to leave your comfort zone for that is where true growth​ begins! Thank you so much for reading!
      expeditioneducation says:

      thanks! Awesome book

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