The Cactus Eaters: How I Lost My Mind—and Almost Found Myself—on the Pacific Crest Trail by Dan White

The Cactus Eaters: How I Lost My Mind—and Almost Found Myself—on the Pacific Crest Trail

byDan White

Paperback | May 20, 2008

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The Pacific Crest Trail stretches from Mexico to Canada, a distance of 2,650 grueling, sun-scorched, bear-infested miles. When Dan White and his girlfriend announced their intention to hike it, Dan's parents—among others—thought they were nuts. How could two people who'd never even shared an apartment together survive six months in the desert with little more than a two-person tent and some trail mix? But when these addled adventurers, dubbed "the Lois and Clark Expedition" by their benevolent trail-guru, set out for the American wilderness, the hardships of the trail—and one delicious-looking cactus—test the limits of love and sanity.

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Dan White is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in theNew York Times, theLos Angeles Times, andBackpackermagazine. He received his MFA from Columbia University, and he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Title:The Cactus Eaters: How I Lost My Mind—and Almost Found Myself—on the Pacific Crest TrailFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:May 20, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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“Dan White forges miles past travelogue to carve a poignant, uproarious, and deeply compelling love story between man, woman, and the land between. The Cactus Eaters is as impressive and enjoyable as the ground it covers.”