I have recommended the book, not nessararily audible . It fueled my interest in hiking
The fortitude of Strayed. Her determination
To the best of my recollection this was the first
Yes because it is such a great story of strength and courage
I loved how it felt like I was hiking with her on the PCT
She brought a warm feeling to it through the way she read it.
When she finally finished the PCT it made me almost cry.
I planned to finish it in a month and it took 5 days. That should tell you how great I thought it was. Also recommended it to a book club and to a friend on her own personal journey
This was an amazing and truly inspirational read! I've never been interested in hiking for 10 miles let alone for 1100. In fact, I wasn't particularly interested in the book but I'd heard such good things about it from friends I thought I'd check it out. I'm so glad I did. Her narrative is told beautifully with heartbreaking glimpses into her losses. I enjoyed reading about the triumph of her little success as they pile up and become one giant example of what faith and tenacity can create. I'm sure the book and the movie will inspire a generation of young girls to test themselves on the PCT.
A trip I would love to experience, a trip that so many of us could use to find meaning, develop inner strength, and to experience the beauty among us. The Lord created man as a survivor, Cheryl experienced her strength, she survived hardships, fears, and the unknown to face the purpose within her.
Thank you for your story and your inspiration. Keep on moving 00 )
If you can get past what a total idiot this lady is, you may like reading about the scenery. She's seriously so painfully stupid, I found myself wishing the noises she heard outside her tent really were bears and mountain lions. I found this book to be narcissistic and annoying. Cheryl makes a shitload of really bad life choices and then basically chalks it up to losing her mom and goes on this big hike totally unprepared. If you are looking for something like Bill Bryson's " A walk in the woods", this is NOT it. If you are looking for a book about an idiot who walks the PCT after a heroin binge and an abortion (spoiler) than this is your book. I will throw her a bone and say that it does take guts to write 19 chapters of how completely stupid you are and really be honest about it. She puts it all out there. I can't decide if I respect that or think some things should maybe be left unsaid so I'll make it a compliment.