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4 Tales From the Pacific Crest Trail
Posted: Sun 07/22/2012 03:00 PM
It's the real-life story so good Oprah created a new book club just so she could share it with the world! While hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, Wild author Cheryl Strayed faced obstacles she never could have imagined and emerged with an entirely new understanding about her inner strength. During her Oprah's Book Club 2.0 interview with Oprah, Cheryl shared many stories from her life-changing trip. Watch four of them below!
On her 1,100-mile journey, Cheryl had one constant hiking companion—her backpack, Monster!
While reading about Cheryl's many encounters on the trail, Oprah says she could have handled a rattlesnake, unsavory hikers and even a bear. Still, there was one that truly gave her the shivers. Find out what it was:
See why this bestselling author says she was forced to become a book burner during her hike:
Though she had lost her mother to cancer three years before, Cheryl says she felt her presence throughout the journey. Watch as Cheryl recalls one instance where she felt like she was looking into her mother's eyes: