My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This is the story of a young woman 26 years old who decides to make Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State after her mother’s death and her divorce.
The idea behind the plot is quite interesting but not the way the author faced so many complications inherent of this kind of adventure, such as: how to avoid snakes; how to avoid “black” bears; the large amount of snow in Sierra Nevada in that particular year and so on.
The easiest way was to go away or make a detour from the trail in order to met the established goal of this great adventure.
Certainly the readers will find better books on this subject, specially the ones written by real pioneers and explorers:
Walking by Henry David Thoreau
All Gold Canyon by Jack London
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning by Laurie Lee
A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
No Ordinary Woman: The Story of Mary Schäffer Warren by Janice Sanford Beck
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The Mountains of California by John Muir
Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck
In addition, their real interest was not to make a Hollywood movie based on their true story of life, on the contrary.