At 26 Cheryl Strayed was, by her own admission, a total mess. Her beloved mother had just died; she'd broken up her young marriage; she was dating a junkie and was well on her way to becoming one herself. But Strayed—who adopted that name because it fit her behavior so well—righted herself by setting out on an 1,100-mile hike up the Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mojave Desert to northernmost Oregon. #oldfavorites

At 26 Cheryl Strayed was, by her own admission, a total mess. Her beloved mother had just died; she'd broken up her young marriage; she was dating a junkie and was well on her way to becoming one herself. But Strayed—who adopted that name because it fit her behavior so well—righted herself by setting out on an 1,100-mile hike up the Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mojave Desert to northernmost Oregon. #oldfavorites

Pin Author Cheryl Strayed's Most Inspiring Quotes

Get Excited For Cheryl Strayed's Podcast With Her Most Inspiring Quotes

Lauren Conrad's summer 2015 reading list is absolutely AMAZING

Lauren Conrad's Summer Reading List

TORCH - Cheryl Strayed.  You might want to read this one before Wild as they are somewhat related. But I read Wild first and then had to get my hands on anything Cheryl ever wrote...

TORCH - Cheryl Strayed. You might want to read this one before Wild as they are somewhat related. But I read Wild first and then had to get my hands on anything Cheryl ever wrote...

Wild vs. Into the Wild: how the story changes when a woman goes into the wilderness.

Cheryl Strayed Blazed a Trail—for Women to Write About Their Wilderness Journeys, Too

Wild vs. Into the Wild: how the story changes when a woman goes into the wilderness.

Only 2,180 more miles to go!   Most of you are probably familiar with Cheryl Strayed (or at least Reese  Witherspoon playing Cheryl Strayed in Wild). Her story introduced me  to thru-hiking, basically hiking a long-distance trail end-to-end. To me,  this sounds equal parts terrifying and exciting. To Katherine Denemark  (trail nickname: Roots), it sounded awesome. The State College, Penn.  assistant preschool teacher and her husband Eric decided to hike the  entirety of the Appalachian…

I Hiked All 2,185 Miles of the Appalachian Trail

Only 2,180 more miles to go! Most of you are probably familiar with Cheryl Strayed (or at least Reese Witherspoon playing Cheryl Strayed in Wild). Her story introduced me to thru-hiking, basically hiking a long-distance trail end-to-end. To me, this sounds equal parts terrifying and exciting. To Katherine Denemark (trail nickname: Roots), it sounded awesome. The State College, Penn. assistant preschool teacher and her husband Eric decided to hike the entirety of the Appalachian…

By Cheryl Strayed As a child and teenager, I remember being mildly disturbed by the animal quality that overcame my mother while in the presence of ba...

By Cheryl Strayed As a child and teenager, I remember being mildly disturbed by the animal quality that overcame my mother while in the presence of ba...

Pin for Later: Go Inside the Star-Studded Golden Globes  Reese Witherspoon and her husband, Jim Toth, sat with Wild author Cheryl Strayed.

Go Inside the Star-Studded Golden Globes

Pin for Later: Go Inside the Star-Studded Golden Globes Reese Witherspoon and her husband, Jim Toth, sat with Wild author Cheryl Strayed.

Looks like a great read! Will probably make me want to leave my family for a time to go hiking :) ‘Wild,’ a Hiking Memoir by Cheryl Strayed - NYTimes.com

‘Wild,’ a Hiking Memoir by Cheryl Strayed

Looks like a great read! Will probably make me want to leave my family for a time to go hiking :) ‘Wild,’ a Hiking Memoir by Cheryl Strayed - NYTimes.com

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Do You Think 2

Do You Think 2 Quote on Canvas Inspirational Quote Canvas Wall Art - Canvas Graphic Design and Typography Print - Gallery-wrapped around thick wooden frame - Easy to hang, with hanger on the back -

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