The Cactus Eaters

The Cactus Eaters

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

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The Pacific Crest Trail stretches from Mexico to Canada, a distance of 2,650 grueling, sun-scorched, bear-infested miles. When Dan White and his girlfriend announced their intention to hike it, Dan's parents--among others--thought they were nuts. How could two people who'd never even shared an apartment together survive six months in the desert with little more than a two-person tent and some trail mix? But when these addled adventurers, dubbed "the Lois and Clark Expedition" by their benevolent trail-guru, set out for the American wilderness, the hardships of the trail--and one delicious-looking cactus--test the limits of love and sanity.

Publisher: New York :, Harper Perennial
Copyright Date: ♭2008
ISBN: 9780061739859
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
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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