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Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart: An Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail

Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart An Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail Carrot Quinn fears that she s become addicted to the internet The city makes her feel numb and she s having trouble connecting with others In a desperate move she breaks away from everything to walk

  • Title: Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart: An Adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Author: Carrot Quinn
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  • Page: 323
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  • Carrot Quinn fears that she s become addicted to the internet The city makes her feel numb, and she s having trouble connecting with others In a desperate move she breaks away from everything to walk 2,660 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail It will be her first long distance hike.In the desert of Southern California Carrot faces many challenges, bothCarrot Quinn fears that she s become addicted to the internet The city makes her feel numb, and she s having trouble connecting with others In a desperate move she breaks away from everything to walk 2,660 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail It will be her first long distance hike.In the desert of Southern California Carrot faces many challenges, both physical and emotional pain, injury, blisters, aching cold and searing heat, dehydration, exhaustion, loneliness In the wilderness she 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 flies.

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    About "Carrot Quinn"

    1. Carrot Quinn

      I m a writer and a long distance hiker.You can read of my adventures on my blog carrotquinnAnd you can see photos of my hikes on my instagram instagram carrotquinn

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    1. this is one of those books I didn'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 gritty details of the day to 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 100 d [...]


    2. Carrot communicates the rawness of being on the PCT in each moment. The startling beauty, the hunger, the physical pain and the incredible determination to be a thru hiker. I don't think you could get a more 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 of deep, 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 [...]


    3. It always feels weird to be critical of books about thru-hiking when I haven’t 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 for days, but I’ve never tried to 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 Carrot did, both in writing a book and in thru hiking the trail (which she ha [...]


    4. Not Just Another Hiking BookCarrot Quinn takes us 2,260 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 daily trail life would be dull, but it isn't. The discerning 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 more.


    5. The author decides to walk 2,660 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail for her first long distance hike, after she realizes she is having trouble connecting to her everyday life.Quinn is a gifted writer and makes us feel like we are right there with her on the trail as she experiences many different emotions and physical challenges, as this book delves into her personal struggles along with the daily feel for the trail with its beauty and hardships She meets different groups of [...]


    6. 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. Also, there was more raw language and description than I would have wished…I 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 requires fortitude, persistence, and determination. Des [...]


    7. Wow. I so loved this book. I admit I was a little apprehensive when I first read a couple of the reviews that talked about this book being a kind of stream of consciousness, rather than the traditional narrative of this genre. In reality, I found it far more refreshing than I had anticipated! I really enjoyed the more introspective view of Carrot's experiences, as opposed to the usual recitation of sights and towns and resupply places. This was a raw, emotional look at thru-hiking, and in a way, [...]


    8. I picked this up because a group that I have started hiking with sometimes does a "book club hike." When I hiked with them last weekend, some of the hikers had started reading the book and were raving about it. Not having read any of her blog before, her writing style took some getting used to. Once I did, though, I felt that the stream-of-consciousness style served the book well: it captured the immediacy of her story and the experience of being on the trail. She framed the day-in, day-out of t [...]


    9. Carrot succeeds at writing a detailed yet emotional story of hiking the PCT back in 2013. I am no expert but i have read a decent amount of these PCT/AT stories and most fail for a number of reasons. It is in the form of a daily journal, sort of, but she keeps it's playful and colorful. Carrot is 30-31 when she hikes the trail back in 2013 so it is one of the newer PCT books and I think her language is relatable and fun. I will say the back half of the book from oregon to washington really shine [...]


    10. 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. Meow.Pop 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, and doesn't [...]


    11. Carrot Quinn has potential as a writer. She's adventurous, she's a likable narrator, and she's honest (almost too honest).That said, this book was not the best. The overly simple language was charming for a while, then began to grate on me; and the other figures in the narrative never really developed into believable, flesh-and-blood human beings. And I really could have done without the "romance." (Why did you keep going back to him, Carrot? Why, why?) I read on just because I was hoping she wo [...]


    12. 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 dig in to the characters and experience of the thru-hike more, and it just never did. There was a lot of detailed descriptions of meals and towns along the PCT, and that became distractingly repetitive about halfway through the book. I [...]


    13. I’m very partial to the PCT books and essays. This did not disappoint. It was easy to read and entertaining. I really enjoyed following Carrot’s thru-hike and her truthfulness telling the highs and lows she experienced on unforgettable hike.


    14. Great read!Have read many (at least parts of many) e books. This is the first I've took the time to comment.



    15. BeautifulBeautiful, poetic, and unlike any other trail account I've ever read. Looking forward to following more of Carrot Quinn's tales from the trail on her blog!


    16. I have a thing for books about long walks. I loved this book. I found the last quarter though highly disturbing and I had to stay up to finish the book - way past hiker bed time! I couldn't believe the author's so-called friends abandoning her to hike out on her own when she got sick. The woman is in the throes of a fever, she clearly has tonsillitis, and you send her down a barely marked side trail? Which in the end doesn't lead to anything and she has to bushwhack around an overgrown lake only [...]


    17. THERE IS A SPOILER AT THE END OF THIS REVIEW; CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED.This is a queer, more lyrical, less plot-based version of Cheryl Strayed's "Wild" (which I loved). Quinn is sweet and funny and queer*, which makes me pretty much automatically love her.She repeats a few phrases over and over again (she has an obsession with the word "well", particularly in the first two-thirds of the book), but once I started thinking of it more like punctuation in the form of repetition for a poem, it becam [...]


    18. Great readSlight spoilersI read Wild and a few other trail books and this one is vying to be my favorite. If Carrot writes another book on her current hike I'd like to implore her not to hold back any details. She does a pretty good job telling it as it is but then holds back on say really describing how it is to deal w a period on the trail not only in those conditions but mainly surrounded by men. She does mention some stuff but goes into more detail about other functions. I just think as bein [...]


    19. I really loved this book. The 3-star rating is more to do with the rating system in (1-5), and that it covers all books of all type in the universe, more than enjoyment - I hope this rating won't deter other nature lovers and hikers from reading it! I love Carrot Quinn and her transparency, and the things she has to share about the trail and her experience there. I also read her blogs, and this book feels like a cleaned up, easy-to-access way to read those in a more concise way. I really apprec [...]


    20. I did not think an almost 400 page chronicle of hiking 2,660 miles--and the related hunger, fatigue, suffering, and loneliness of the experience, offset by the periodic joy of simple pleasures induced by encounters with "trail magic"-- could be such a page turner, but I couldn't put this down. This work is not so much about the landscape or context of the trail and the wilderness as it is about the people who seek out the PCT and those who contribute, after the fact, to support others in their j [...]


    21. A very matter of fact account of a hikers adventure through the Pacific Crest Trail. I really enjoyed following along on her journey though many of the places I've been too before in my youth. It only makes me want to go on my own journey even more. Maybe one day


    22. This was great Pacific Crest Trail memoir. I felt like I was right there and the story was being told as it happened, not many months later after much reflection. I enjoyed the author's attitude on the trail. There was lots of fun and frolicking and she did not dwell on the pain and agony. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys trail memoirs. I've read a lot of trail memoirs and this one is among the best. Much better than WILD.


    23. PCT From Mexico to Canada: Great ReadThis great read depicts a young woman (Carrot) and her adventures along the very long and sometimes stressful trek. I especially enjoyed her interactions with other hikers and those who assist hikers. The decisions she made and their respectiveconsequences makes me wonder if this experience gained on the trail will carry over to the next long hike or whether her seeming unpopularity will win the day.


    24. I have mixed feelings about this book. It was interesting to get a description of the trail and the hiking experience. My impatience with her inability to learn from experience was mitigated when at the end she talks about her childhood. I think she got somewhere. I hope so.





    25. Fantastic story!!Enjoyed everything about your book. Dredged up old memories of an ex-hiker that I thought had died in my soul, but not so. Thank you!!!


    26. I love the way Carrot weaves words together, creating vivid imagery as I read. I hope she writes a book about her hike through the CDT this year.


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