I love to hike, although I don't do much of it these days since my children are still young. One of my favorites of the books I read last year was Wild by Cheryl Strayed and, in that review, I mentioned my friend Ryan, who thru-hiked the PCT a few years ago. So, I just couldn't resist Mr. Carrigan's offer and I just spent the past 2 hours watching this amazing documentary.
It follows 7 hikers attempting to thru-hike the trail, some of whom are successful and some are not:
I love to hike...and I've hiked small sections of the PCT, mostly in the Columbia River Gorge area, but also one or two around Mt. Hood. I am in awe of those who choose to thru-hike the PCT. The physical and inner strength to do this is beyond my comprehension. I've sort of lightly thrown out, "Oh, yeah, I'd like to hike that some day..." But, no. Thru-hiking is not for me. However, I thoroughly enjoyed watching these people make their attempts and will probably end up watching this documentary again...and again.
This is truly an amazing film. Even if you aren't a hiker, you can still enjoy the absolutely magnificent scenery along the trail. And, who knows, if might encourage the staunchest couch potato to go out for a walk.
I was given a DVD copy of this film in return for an honest review. I received no other compensation for this post.
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