Resolution but even just having it on as background noise while I id other things pissed me off I hate uitting and feeling like i wasted money on a book but I had to This book was literally souring my Manga Mania Magical Girls and Friends How to Draw the Super Popular Action Fantasy Characters of Manga day each time I listened to it I m seriously wondering what book everyone else read that was so great and worthy of 4 5 stars It certainly wasn t this one Carrot communicates the rawness of being on the PCT in each moment The startling beauty the hunger the physical pain and the incredibleetermination to be a thru hiker I on t think you could get a thorough embodied brazenly honest version of what it
feels like to be on the PCT whether in the moments wonder of like to be on the PCT whether in the moments wonder of loneliness or those of eep trail found friendship I tore through this book as she ran stumbled climbed the 2660 miles And often late at night as I read I would have to get up and have a midnight snack after reading passages on intense hunger and then the joy of trail magic or arriving in a town for a greasy breakfast or roast chicken and potato salad from the local grocery store It is hard to not feel like you are right there on the trail with her this is one of those books I Protest Politics in the Marketplace didn t want to end 2600 miles with carrot was not long enough thank goodness she has a blog and I can follow her second pct adventure there and her current hike on the cdt 2800 miles this summer this book is about hiking the nitty grittyetails of the Celestial Tears Hidden Alchemy day toay mile to mile adventure you will cheer her on each step of the way you will feel her chill her fatigue her thirst and hunger you too will be huddling with her in the shade of a small shrub in 100 egree heat and remember that when your mind is trying to wrap itself around hands too cold and numb to grip your mind is trying to wrap itself around hands too cold and numb to grip trekking pole and you will rally with her because you can t help admiring her tough as nails spirit her honesty her humor her love for the trail her friends the family she finds there the trail angels who support thru hikers and their journey following their reams you will come to love all of that as she ROMANCE (BWWM Contemporary Romance Boxset) (African American Pregnancy Interracial Multicultural Book 1) does and you will worry about her even when you know already she s come thru somehow in short your heart will soar on one page and break on another upown up Shallow Grave down following the trail trying not to fall off coming to the end and wondering with her what then It always feels weird to be critical of books about thru hiking when I haven tone it Heck I m training for a half marathon and I am still very much in the run 2 minutes walk 1 minute stage I can walk for The Economics of Agricultural Development days but I ve never tried too with much of a pack or in much elevation the exception being lost for 2 hours while we searched for Triangle Rock in Rocky Mountain National Park So I fully respect what Carrot Shallow Grave did both in writing a book and in thru hiking the trail which she hasone twice now and also The Pocket Guide to Action don t the CDT but why read a book if you aren t going to reflect on itI genuinely enjoyed most of the book It s a lotetailed than some accounts that I ve read It s an amazing juxtaposition to Becoming Odyssa I like Carrot s genuine honesty how willing she is to talk about thin. He happens upon and becomes close with an eclectic group of strangers people she wouldn't have chanced to meet in the “regular world” but who are brought together here on the trail by their one common goal make it to Canada before the snow fli.
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Kudos to Carrot for self publishing this gem of a book The character she portrayed and the stream of consciousness narrative really allow the reader to identify and put themselves on the trail with her I felt her anxieties her exhaustion and triumphs I ve got a major girl crush on this feral lady as a result MeowPop culture currently places Reese Witherspoon ala Wild as the face of the PCT Slight blonde unprepared and uneducated on the trail Carrot is strong intelligent and oesn t fight the trail she becomes a part of it She s comfortable in her Skin And Confident In and confident in as a female She s the lead of this story and oesn t need rescuing This book was a great read I m left wanting I wasn t mentally prepared for it to be over The abrupt ending of the book left many things unresolved which must be what it s like to finish the PCT and not know how to integrate back into life off the trail After hearing the interview with Carrot The PCT journey itself sounds wondrous and inspiring The writing is mediocre at best with annoying repetition and adolescent self indulgence It was the Made to Crave Action Plan Participants Guide desire to stick through the entire trail that motivated me to actually finish the book instead of abandon it Worthoing research on other PCT journals instead of read this one Not Just Another Hiking BookCarrot uinn takes us 2260 miles across a varied wilderness as she simultaneously takes us through a tremendous period of personal growth You would think that reading about the minutia of Introduction to African American Studies daily trail life would beull but it isn t The iscerning reader will grieve the end of This Book Almost As Strongly book almost as strongly Carrot grieved the end of the trail Carrot s writing flows and the reader is swept along I was left wanting to read This read like one of my high school student s creative writing story It was so incredibly repetitive mememe hikehikehike mememe friendsfriendsfriends mememe foodfoodfood mememe sexsexsex She tried to be a lot clever and introspective than she actually is unfortunately Most of her misery came from incredibly poor ecisions and contradictions such as nah I Alcohol Addiction don t need anything other than shorts and a tanktop for fall in the Cascades or I love my friends soooooo much look at how clever and uniue we are but omg there s this super cute guy that I m going toitch my friends forShe had occasional good Mobilizing New York descriptions but they tended to be overshadowed by the endless ramble about her trying to be existential Pass Disclaimer I listened to this book on Audible so that might have influenced my experience compared to actually reading As others have commented this book had so much potential but just fell a bit flat I enjoyed Carrot s story but I was waiting for the book toig in to the characters and experience of the thru hike and it just never Aspects of South African Literature did There was a lot ofetailed The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused descriptions of meals and towns along the PCT and that becameistractingly repetitive about halfway through the book I also felt as if I lost my connection to Carrot s story as soon as her relationship with Ramen startedI spent that part of the book thinking WHYYYYYYY a lot. Carrot uinn fears that she's become addicted to the internet The city makes her feel numb and she's having trouble connecting with others In a esperate move she breaks away from everything to walk 2660 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific I have a lot of respect for Carrot and
"WHAT SHE ACCOMPLISHED AND I WILL PROBABLY CHECK OUT "she accomplished and I will probably check out other writing but I was isappointed by this book As much as I enjoy reading travel memoirs and particularly from hikers sometimes I can t help but be incredulous and a bit annoyed at how self centered and short sighted some of them can be Also there was raw language and Dream Save Do: Life is Short, Live Your Dream description than I would have wishedI skipped over several sections to get back to the hiking part Nonetheless it s a tremendous accomplishment to hike the PCT or the AT or any trail like them one that reuires fortitude persistence andetermination Despite hunger thirst cold aches and pains AND FEARS OF A LESS PHYSICAL SORT CARROT UINN fears of a less physical sort Carrot uinn manages to hike over 2600 miles to complete the Pacific Crest Trail Still I got to the point where I groaned whenever she said I know I should Orality in Igbo (African) Literature do X but I want too Y because I knew that almost inevitably she would Modern English in Action (Level 12) do Y She suffered than she needed to because she seemed to give little thought for the future All that aside though her book sheds a little light on the inner workings of a thru hiker s mind and heart I hated almost everything about thisLet s first start with her just randomlyeciding to Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms do this with no prep or apparent reason She s addicted to the internet yet she takes her phone and browses the fucking internet when she s in town Seriously While making sure your pack isn t back breakingly heavy IS important it shouldn t be your 1 goal when packing for a hike that is several thousand miles Spoiler alert it s hers For fuck s sake sheidn t even pack pants or soapNext there s the exceedingly juvenile sentence structures and errors I think of how hard those first hundred miles was uh you mean were Then there s the narrator saying Ibprofren there s no R The She saidI say exchanges had me practically clawing at my face Then there s her insane need to repeat words three times every few paragraphs no exaggeration Hike Hike Hike Shower Shower Shower Gatorade gatorade gatorade I hate it hate it hate it Yeah girl us too Knock that shit off already She also loves to end sentences with forever For no The Alchemical Mandala A Survey of the Mandala in the Western Esoteric Traditions damn reason The names of people and food aside I ll be stunned if there are 100ifferent words used in this bookThirdly this book is about meals and the people she meets versus the trail itself I also idn t expect so much of it to be about the towns she visits Or food She CAN carry food she just chooses not to and says so so you constantly hear about how hungry she is and her fantasizing over various meals It becomes of a treasure hunt with her raiding hiker boxes and relying on trail angels and hitching to the next Spot On The Trail Vs on the trail vs hiking to it than actually sustaining herself on the trail I mean she gorges on fast food and junk food then I ig a hole take a massive Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture dump and feel better Are you shitting me Really No c monApparently there s some ill advised fruitless and foolish romance later on but Iidn t get that far I couldn t take any I really wanted to finish this if only for there to be some epiphany or. Rest Trail It will be her first long The Story of Han Xiangzi: The Alchemical Adventures of a Daoist Immortal (China Program Book) distance hikeIn theesert of Southern California Carrot faces many challenges both physical and emotional pain injury blisters aching cold and searing heat Alien Mate (Zerconian Warriors, dehydration exhaustion loneliness In the wilderness