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I got this book from the library; after the first pages I knew I had to buy it, it was the best backpacking book I ever read.
It's a beautifully written story about White and his girlfriend at the time who take on the daunting task of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
Although the book has a few funny sections, the author spends WAY too much time talking about his own problems, obsessions, etc.
The author is insufferably self-absorbed and writes in the style of an amateur. The way he treats his girlfriend, those he meets and those that try and help him is infuriating. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jarrod Baker
I enjoyed his story and writing style. I love reading that people who really don't know what they are doing can persevere, learn along the way and accomplish a thru hike. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Connie Westbrook
Ok, so you go hike (most) of the Pacific Crest Trail with a a female partner. Then you write a book about the hike in which you discuss many intimate things about this partner,... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Valeria Palmer
This book is part failed love story, part black comedy and part hiking journal. It was easily one of the best books I've read all year. Read morePublished 8 months ago by John F
The misadventures of these two are great! If you've ever done any hiking or packing you'll love reading about them getting ready the impending car wreck of a situation, created by... Read morePublished 8 months ago by KerouacBean
A left accidently left Cactus Eaters at my house, so I started reading it. But I knew I had to send it back to her because she was really into it and was talking about it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Melodie R. Earickson
I'm not through yet. He is a good writer, but this story is too much talking and not enough action. In fact I have lost interest, but determined to finish.Published 12 months ago by Mason Black
I have read several books on the trails. This one does not stay with me but I found it interesting, nevertheless. He is humorous at times but also a little "dark". Read morePublished 13 months ago by Thomas S Daniel
Warning this review gives away some of the book:
The book begins with the author wooing his girlfriend and the two eventually hatching a plan to leave their jobs as news... Read more