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I loved reading The Cactus Eaters because Dan White has written it using vivid, luscious and sometimes strange details.
In short, if you are looking to read a book that describes the Pacific Crest Trail before you hike all, or part of it, this is not the book.
Although the book has a few funny sections, the author spends WAY too much time talking about his own problems, obsessions, etc.
One of the better PCT hike books. Excellent writing and story-telling. The trail relationships are interesting. Explores trail history without being excessive. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Norman Osborn
This was the 10th PCT book that I read. It was a couple months ago now so I don't remember much about it except that it was an okay book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sage Wolf
Here is the deal. The writer is immature, selfish, and unpleasant much of the time *and* his long-suffering girlfriend is somewhat creepy in her own way (what's with the making up... Read morePublished 2 months ago by MMMouse
Really enjoyed this story, especially the humor and honesty. I hope that I can get out there one of these days. Thanks again, Jim.Published 4 months ago by Jim
Never has anyone hiked so far and learned so little. I'll give White credit for being a fairly good writer but I give the actual story only two stars because he and his story are... Read morePublished 6 months ago by George
I read this book a few years ago, but never wrote a review. Having recently read WILD by Cheryl Strayed, this one cropped back into my mind. I absolutely loved Cactus Eaters. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lucy M.
I started reading this because it was a story about backpacking on the PCT. In the end, it was more about the author and the many poor choices he made before during and after his... Read morePublished 12 months ago by S Sherrell
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 17 months ago by Jarrod Baker