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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

This morning's walk


Instead of doing our circuitous walk through the village this morning, we decided to go "Wild" and watch this 111-minute DVD while our eyes were still fresh from our recent sleep. I'd picked up Cheryl Strayed's book about her hiking the Pacific Crest Trail a while ago but hadn't got around to reading it yet. At 315 pages it seemed almost as long as hiking the trail itself.

As the book's blurb informed me, "At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family drifted apart and her marriage crumbled. With nothing left to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on the map. But it held a promise: a promise of piecing together a life that lay in ruins at her feet ..."

YouTube has only a trailer of "Wild", so I've added two documentaries to let you do your own walking:



Maybe it's the familiar accent but I liked Peter Hochhauser's video better:



A friend in Fairfield, Connecticut, might be interested in hiking the trail, but only if there were a Coke booth every three or four miles. If he ever walked the extra mile, it'd only be because he missed the exit.

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