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Wild

By Cheryl Strayed
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 9780307957658
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 866
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

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If you need a quick refresher before your book club or if you just need a little more help, then this study guide is for you. This unofficial companion to Cheryl Strayed's "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, a guide to major characters / themes, and more. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

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  • Publisher : Wilderness Press
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  • File Pdf: pacific-crest-trail.pdf

Book Summary:

The PCT’s #1 Guide for More Than 45 Years First published in 1974, The Pacific Crest Trail, Vol. 2, Oregon & Washington quickly established itself as the book trekkers could not do without. Now thoroughly updated and redesigned, Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon & Washington starts at the California-Oregon border and guides you to the edge of Canada. It winds past rivers, peaks, forests, meadows, fascinating geological formations, and other natural wonders—such as Mount Hood, Mount Rainier, and Glacier Peak. Let PCT gurus Jordan Summers, Jeffrey P. Schaffer, and Andy Selters share more than four decades of expertise with you. They’ll help you with everything you need to know about this 1,005.5-mile section of the 2,650-mile trail, which traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas, and 7 national parks. In this book, you’ll find All-in-one guide by accomplished hikers who have logged over 5,000 trail miles Detailed trail descriptions and alternate routes Full-color customized maps, drawn to scale with one another Need-to-know information for day hikes, weekend backpacks, and an ambitious thru-hike Tips for locating the trail, water sources, and resupply access routes This guidebook will be your truest companion. So now’s the time to get going. The trail awaits!

Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California

By Jordan Summers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wilderness Press
  • Isbn : 9780899978437
  • Pages :
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 460
  • File Pdf: pacific-crest-trail.pdf

Book Summary:

The PCT’s #1 Guide for More Than 45 Years First published in 1973, The Pacific Crest Trail, Vol. 1, California quickly established itself as the book trekkers could not do without. Now thoroughly updated and redesigned, Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California starts in Yosemite National Park’s beautiful backcountry and guides you to the California-Oregon border. It winds past rivers, peaks, forests, meadows, fascinating geological formations, and other natural wonders. Let PCT gurus Jordan Summers and Jeffrey P. Schaffer share more than four decades of expertise with you. They’ll help you with everything you need to know about this 776.4-mile section of the 2,650-mile trail. You’ll pass through Emigrant, Desolation, and Marble Mountain wildernesses; Shasta-Trinity National Forest; and Lassen Volcanic National Park; and you’ll see Lake Tahoe, Burney Falls, Mount Shasta, and Castle Crags. In this book, you’ll find All-in-one guide by accomplished hikers who have logged over 5,000 trail miles Detailed trail descriptions and alternate routes Full-color customized maps, drawn to scale with one another Need-to-know information for day hikes, weekend backpacks, and an ambitious thru-hike Tips for locating the trail, water sources, and resupply access routes This guidebook will be your truest companion. So now’s the time to get going. The trail awaits!

Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California

By Laura Randall
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wilderness Press
  • Isbn : 9780899978413
  • Pages :
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 976
  • File Pdf: pacific-crest-trail.pdf

Book Summary:

The PCT’s #1 Guide for More Than 45 Years First published in 1973, The Pacific Crest Trail, Vol. 1, California quickly established itself as the book trekkers could not do without. Now thoroughly updated and redesigned, Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California starts at the Mexican border and guides you to Yosemite’s beautiful backcountry. It winds past deserts, scales high peaks, and cools off in Sierra lakes. Let PCT gurus Laura Randall, Ben Schifrin, Ruby Johnson Jenkins, Thomas Winnett, and Jeffrey P. Schaffer share more than four decades of expertise with you. They’ll help you with everything you need to know about this 942.5-mile section of the 2,650-mile trail, which traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas, and 7 national parks. In this book, you’ll find All-in-one guide by accomplished hikers who have logged over 5,000 trail miles Detailed trail descriptions and alternate routes Full-color customized maps, drawn to scale with one another Need-to-know information for day hikes, weekend backpacks, and an ambitious thru-hike Tips for locating the trail, water sources, and resupply access routes This guidebook will be your truest companion. So now’s the time to get going. The trail awaits!

Yeah, What Else?

By C.W. Spooner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9781491790670
  • Pages : 298
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 605
  • File Pdf: yeah-what-else.pdf

Book Summary:

Packed with insight, humor, and emotion, Yeah, What Else? offers a collection of author C.W. Spooner’s previously published memoirs, essays, poems, and reviews. Spanning sixty-five years, from 1950 until the present, the works touch on a variety of universal themes. In the story “Shake Hands with Mr. Jolley,” Spooner shares a fond memory at a baseball field in the summer of 1950 right before his eighth birthday. “Sam: Memories of a Good Dog,” tells about a difficult decision Spooner and his wife had to make about their German Shepherd. Spooner closes with “Bro. Dick,” a heartfelt tribute to his late brother. From memories of friends and family and growing up in Vallejo, California; to tales of his schooling experiences at different institutions; to special eulogies; and more, Yeah, What Else? shares a compilation of reflections that examine one man’s life and its special moments.

Search and Rescue Pacific Coast

By Rachel Dresbeck
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 9781493047505
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 577
  • File Pdf: search-and-rescue-pacific-coast.pdf

Book Summary:

The Pacific Coast is home to a beautiful wonderland of recreation. Vast forests, high mountains, stark deserts all beckon the adventurous, whether they are hiking the Pacific Coast Trail, scaling the challenging faces of Yosemite, or out for a day hike along the Columbia Gorge. Yet along with this natural beauty comes risk, even for the most well-prepared. Search and Rescue Pacific Coast collects the stories of the mountaineers, rangers, and ordinary volunteers who step in to help when the terrain and conditions show no mercy. Covering historical and recent events, this collection includes: Stories of rescues on Mt. Rainier and Mt. Hood, including two in which the rescue volunteers’ helicopters crashed. Dramatic rescues along the Pacific Coast Trail. How the oldest volunteer search and rescue organization in the nation rescued 144 hikers from a raging forest fire in Eagle Creek, Oregon. The story of a search and rescue veteran who required his own rescue while attempting to help a family trapped by rising floodwaters in California. The tale of a woman who was charged with 98 felonies after a dramatic search and rescue operation on the Oregon coast. The grit and determination of these search and rescue volunteers will inspire readers—and give them appreciation for the lessons of the wilderness.

Wilderness

By Phillip Vannini,April Vannini
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781317568278
  • Pages : 252
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 654
  • File Pdf: wilderness.pdf

Book Summary:

Wilderness provides a multidisciplinary introduction into the diverse ways in which we make sense of wilderness: how we conceptualise it, experience it, interact with, and imagine it. Drawing upon key theorists, philosophers, and researchers who have contributed important knowledge to the topic, this title argues for a relational and process based notion of the term and understands it as a keystone for the examination of issues from conservation to more-than-human relations. The text is organized around themed chapters discussing the concept of wilderness and its place in the social imagination, wilderness regulation and management, access, travel and tourism, representation in media and arts, and the use of wilderness for education, exploration, play, and therapy, as well as its parcelling out in parks, reserves, or remote "wastelands". The book maps out the historical transformation of the idea of wilderness, highlighting its intersections with notions of nature and wildness and teasing out the implications of these links for theoretical debate. It offers boxes that showcase important recent case studies ranging from the development of adventure travel and eco-tourism to the practice of trekking to the changing role of technology use in the wild. Summaries of key points, further readings, Internet-based resources, short videos, and discussion questions allow readers to grasp the importance of wilderness to wider social, cultural, political, economic, historical and everyday processes. Wilderness is designed for courses and modules on the subject at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. The book will also assist professional geographers, sociologists, anthropologists, environmental and cultural studies scholars to engage with recent and important literature on this elusive concept.

Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California

By David Money Harris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wilderness Press
  • Isbn : 9780899976853
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 934
  • File Pdf: day-and-section-hikes-pacific-crest-trail.pdf

Book Summary:

The Pacific Crest Trail was designated as one of the first National Scenic Trails way back in 1968. As it traverses the "high road" from Mexico to Canada, incredible views are not only commonplace but also uniquely diverse, because the trail connects six of North America's seven eco-zones. The PCT's familiar, well-worn path is a special place for hikers from all walks of life on walks of all lengths and for all reasons. Instead of guiding you through the arduous task of hiking the entire PCT, the goal of this book is to help you plan trips that incorporate hiking on the PCT in Southern California, whether you have just an afternoon to spare or you want to escape for the entire weekend. Carefully edited maps and elevation graphs generated with GPS data collected by the author on the trail will help make your trip a success. This cargo-pocket guide offers author-tested advice to help you make the most of your time away from civilization, however long (or short) that stretch may be.

The Pastor in a Secular Age (Ministry in a Secular Age Book #2)

By Andrew Root
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Isbn : 9781493418220
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 246
  • File Pdf: the-pastor-in-a-secular-age.pdf

Book Summary:

In Faith Formation in a Secular Age, the first book in his Ministry in a Secular Age trilogy, Andrew Root offered an alternative take on the issue of youth drifting away from the church and articulated how faith can be formed in our secular age. In The Pastor in a Secular Age, Root explores how this secular age has impacted the identity and practice of the pastor, obscuring his or her core vocation: to call and assist others into the experience of ministry. Using examples of pastors throughout history--from Augustine and Jonathan Edwards to Martin Luther King Jr. and Nadia Bolz-Weber--Root shows how pastors have both perpetuated and responded to our secular age. Root turns to Old Testament texts and to the theology of Robert Jenson to explain how pastors can regain the important role of attending to people's experiences of divine action, offering a new vision for pastoral ministry today.

Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles

By Chris Townsend
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sandstone Press Ltd
  • Isbn : 9781910124581
  • Pages : 196
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 466
  • File Pdf: rattlesnakes-and-bald-eagles.pdf

Book Summary:

As probably the world's most experienced long distance walker who also writes, Chris Townsend has many stories to tell and many photographs to illustrate them with. Of all his adventures, those he enjoyed on America's Pacific Crest Trail in the Eighties are among his favourites. The PCT runs 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada through desert, forest and mountain wildernesses. In Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles Chris recounts not only his own six month walk but also the longer story of the Trail, and shares his ideas on how it is developing and where it is all going with his many readers. Illustrated with Chris Townsend's photographs from his long hike, and earlier, iconic images, Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles will be the definitive Pacific Crest Trail account.

In Her Footsteps

By Lonely Planet
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Isbn : 9781838690670
  • Pages :
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 929
  • File Pdf: in-her-footsteps.pdf

Book Summary:

Discover the lives and locations of trailblazing women who changed the course of history– from rulers like Queen Hatshepsut and suffragette heroes Sylvia Pankhurst and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, to the workrooms of Frida Kahlo and Virginia Woolf, and the tennis courts of the Williams sisters.

Wild Women, Wild Voices

By Judy Reeves
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Isbn : 9781608682966
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 352
  • File Pdf: wild-women-wild-voices.pdf

Book Summary:

Write to Celebrate, Heal, and Free the Wild Woman Within In her years as a writing coach, Judy Reeves has found twin urges in women: they yearn to reclaim a true nature that resides below the surface of daily life and to give it voice. The longing to express this wild, authentic nature is what informs Reeves’s most popular workshop and now this workshop in a book. Here, you will explore the stages that make up your life, from wild child, daughter/sister/mother, and loves and lovers, to creative work, friendships, and how the wise woman encounters death. Both intuitive and practical, Wild Women, Wild Voices responds to women’s deep need for expression with specific and inspiring activities, exercises, and writing prompts. With true empathy, Reeves invites, instructs, and celebrates the authentic expression — even the howl — of the wild in every woman.