Love on the Rocks Men Women and Alcohol in Post World War II America dCarrot 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 Beths Stable Stolen by an Alien don 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 utter loneliness or those ofeep 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 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 to Aliens Vs Predator dig in to the characters and experience of the thru hike and it just neverid There was a lot of For Discrimination detailedescriptions of meals and towns along the PCT and that became Academic Writing, Real World Topics distractingly 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 I have a lot of respect for Carrot and what she accomplished and I will probably check out her other writing but I wasisappointed by this book The PCT journey itself sounds wondrous and inspiring The writing is mediocre at best with annoying repetition and adolescent self indulgence It was the esire to stick through the entire trail that motivated It was the esire to stick through the entire trail that motivated to actually finish the book instead of abandon it Worth Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic doing research on other PCT journals instead of read this one this is one of those books Iidn 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 "this summer this book is about hiking the nitty African Literature 9 details of theay to Alien Conquest day 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 100egree heat and remember that when your mind is trying to wrap itself around hands too cold and numb to grip a 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 Secrets of the TEAS® Exam Study Guide dreams you will come to love all of that as sheoes 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 up Rising Above The Influence: A True Story about Alcohol, Drugs, and Recovery down upown following the trail trying not to fall off coming to the end and wondering with her what then 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 bit annoyed at how self centered and short sighted some of them can be there was raw language and Conjure In African American Society 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 nonetheless 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 Womens Political Activism in Palestine do X but I want too Y because I knew that almost inevitably she would Alien Commanders Bride (Draconians, do Y She suffered than she needed to because she seemed to give little thought for the fut. 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 aesperate move she breaks away from everything to walk 2660 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific
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Le 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 she idn 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 SayShe saidI say 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 amn reason The names of people and food aside I ll be stunned if there are 100 Word Alchemy different words used in this bookThirdly this book is about meals and the people she meets versus the trail itself I alsoidn 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 actually hiking to it than actually sustaining herself on the trail I mean she gorges on fast food and junk food then I The Black Renaissance in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures dig a hole take a massiveump and feel better Are you shitting me Really No c monApparently there s some ill advised fruitless and foolish romance later on but I An Endless Lie didn t get that far I couldn t take any I really wanted to finish this if only for there to be some epiphany or resolution but even just having it on as background noise while Iid 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 ay 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 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 and introspective than she actually is Most of her misery came from incredibly poor ecisions and contradictions such as nah I My Hero Academia memes for kids - Funny New Memes 2019 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 After the Tears descriptions but they tended to be overshadowed by the endless ramble about her trying to be existential Pass 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 andoesn t fight the trail she becomes a part of it She s comfortable in her skin and confident in herself 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 on the SheExplores podcast the listener learns how truly strong and intelligent she is An activist for both women and the outdoors Carrot is a spokeswoman I m grateful to have representing me Can t wait for the next book. 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. Ure All that aside though her book sheds a little light on the inner workings of a thru hiker s mind and heart Not inner workings of a thru hiker s mind and heart Not 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 aily trail life would be Statistical Arbitrage: Algorithmic Trading Insights and Techniques (Wiley Finance) dull but it isn t Theiscerning reader will grieve the end of this book almost as strongly as Carrot grieved the end of the trail Carrot s writing flows and the reader is swept along I was left wanting to read It always feels weird to be critical of books about thru hiking when I haven t Facing the Rising Sun done 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 forays but I ve never tried to Best African American Fiction 2010 do 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 Carrotid both in writing a book and in thru hiking the trail which she has Her Alien Bodyguard (The Guards Of Attala, done twice now and alsoon 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 lot Teacher For An Alien Doctor (Intergalactic Exchange Program, detailed 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 things likeiarrhea and menstruation on the trail I like that she really lets the reader inside her head but I absolutely think that some of her later revelations about her childhood should have come earlier in the story it would have made much of her need to find packs of hikers her good thought bad thought circulations and her New Trends Generations in African Literature Today, Alt 20 depth much understandable and relatable Stillespite the honesty and stream of consciousness writing there was a lack of The Battle over Marriage depth that would have made the whole story meaningful I m left at the end not really feeling that thru hiking is heartbreaking Surely she seemed emptied physically and emotionally at the end and I can imagine that but she couldn t uite bring the reader to that place with her I never felt that heart break in her writing couldn t understand some of herecisions and wished she had let us in a bit thereI think my biggest ualm is the Teaching History for Justice description She is afraid she is addicted to the internet Yet at every turn in the book she is on her phone I understand she was using it for maps and I certainlyo not begrudge anyone real time information on water in the Mojave weather conditions in the Sierras or even the ability to communicate with fellow hikers I think it s smart in fact it s safe Still she never explored that angle the usage what she was Laughing to Keep from Dying doing to prevent herself from being a phonerone on the trail I probably wouldn t care so much if I hadn t been expecting there to be a good hard look at modern relationships and technology and a return to roots on the trailI will also admit that there are times the repetition because a bit much For the entire middle section of the book it felt like she was ending every paragraph by repeating three words Rain rain rain water water water granola granola granola and her favorite Well well It became grating "to me But Carrot is a fine writer I recently read an article from her "me But Carrot is a fine writer I recently read an article from her the Guardian and
it was excellent but this book is a first stab She has grown a lot in thewas excellent but this book is a first stab She has grown a lot in the few years reading the two pieces back to back showed me that If she wrote another book about her further adventures I wouldn t hesitate to pick it upNot the authors fault but the audible narrator also mispronounced some really weird words I giggled every time Seamus was pronounced cee mues Audible needs to work on its editing for their own productions I hated almost everything about thisLet s first start with her just randomly INTERRACIAL ROMANCE deciding too 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 Whi. Rest Trail It will be her first long Stolen Years distance hikeIn theesert of Southern California Carrot faces many challenges both physical and emotional pain injury blisters aching cold and searing heat Sarah T - Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic dehydration exhaustion loneliness In the wilderness