Red's Wrap

It’s not that Cheryl Strayed hiked 1,100 miles, a trip chronicled in her book, Wild: Lost and Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.  It’s that she did it alone. She chose to be alone.  No cell phone. No hiking partner. No thin string connecting her to rescue. What I admire is not the hike because I think many of us could do the hike.  I admire that she wasn’t afraid to be afraid.

In a scene that will stick with me for a long time, she stops to take her boots off and rest her really messed up, blistered, damaged feet.  One of her boots falls off the side of the mountain into a forest of trees below.  Her decision to then throw the other boot off the side and make her way in duct-taped flip-flops pretty much tells her whole story. That’s her deal – to just keep…

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