The Cactus Eaters

The Cactus Eaters

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

Book - 2008
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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, c2008
ISBN: 9780061376931
Branch Call Number: ANF 917.9 WHI
ANF 917.9 WHI
Characteristics: 374, 18 p. ; 21 cm


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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.

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