The Cactus Eaters

The Cactus Eaters

How I Lost My Mind and Nearly Found Myself on the Pacific Crest Trail

eBook - 2009
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Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, 2009
ISBN: 9780061739859
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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May 29, 2018

I wanted to like this book, but found it annoying from Pg 1. The author seeks some sort of Bill Bryson A Walk in the Woods - type dialogue, but with less wit and more (yes, more!) whining. 2.5 stars for some worthy descriptions of the PCT - disappointing overall.

Jul 11, 2017

Since the book Wild by Cheryl Strayed, I have enjoyed reading books on hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
I liked following Dan and Allison and their adventures on the trail. Todd the Sasquatch, The Ginderbread Man and Dr Dic* Head were some of the nicknames given to the assortment of characters (other hikers) they met on the trail.
There were many truly miserable moments on the PCT for these two which made me glad that I was reading in the comfort of my recliner and not even contemplating an adventure such as theirs.


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