Read: Wild by Cheryl Strayed & Hike: Horseshoe Trail in Golden

  • September 22, 2012 · 8:00 AM

Book Description:
Amazon Best Books of the Month, March 2012: At age 26, following the death of her mother, divorce, and a run of reckless behavior, Cheryl Strayed found herself alone near the foot of the Pacific Crest Trail--inexperienced, over-equipped, and desperate to reclaim her life. Wild tracks Strayed's personal journey on the PCT through California and Oregon, as she comes to terms with devastating loss and her unpredictable reactions to it. While readers looking for adventure or a naturalist's perspective may be distracted by the emotional odyssey at the core of the story, Wild vividly describes the grueling life of the long-distance hiker, the ubiquitous perils of the PCT, and its peculiar community of wanderers. Others may find her unsympathetic--just one victim of her own questionable choices. But Strayed doesn't want sympathy, and her confident prose stands on its own, deftly pulling both threads into a story that inhabits a unique riparian zone between wilderness tale and personal-redemption memoir. --Jon Foro

Hike: Horseshoe / Frazer Meadow

Length: 3.6 total miles Elevation Gain: Minimal Trail Type: Out-and-back Skill Level: Easy to moderate Season: Bloom is June to August Top Elevation: 9,080 feet

More information available at: http://www.rei.com/guidepost/detail/colorado/hiking/horseshoe-trail-to-frazer-meadow/11086

 

 

We will meet at the back of Vic's on Broadway and carpool to the trailhead.

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  • Nick

    Interesting book.. still not sure how I feel about it, over all. Lovely day and lovely hike. Nice to meet/see you all!

    September 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent. Good book, great people.

    September 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of fun! Thanks to everyone for being so welcoming to us new folk! Looking forward to the next meetup.

    September 23, 2012

  • Rebecca

    Great group, nice hike and enjoyed the book!

    September 22, 2012

  • Stacy

    Ok...given that info...I think I will meet everyone at the trailhead...I will try and be there at 830.

    September 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI-Just mapquested Boulder-Golden Gate Canyon Park and it takes just over an hour.....once we get in the car/cars and on the road:)
    Looking forward to meeting you all and the hike!

    September 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great - thanks Kristin. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    September 21, 2012

  • Kristin

    No car no problem. We carpool do there should be plenty of cars. Not sure when we will get back. Depends on drive time, hiking pace, if everyone shows up on time.

    September 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, I just joined the group. I would love to attend the hike tomorrow if it's not too late to sign up. I don't have a car though - will that be a problem? Also, any idea on what time (approximately) we would get back to Boulder?

    September 21, 2012

  • Stacy

    Alright..I will try and meet in boulder

    September 21, 2012

  • Kristin

    Sorry I'm not sure how long it takes to get there. Depends on whether folks show up in time.

    September 21, 2012

  • Stacy

    What time are meeting at the trailhead...since I will be coming from Thornton...I might just meet there.

    September 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will we leave Vic's at 8? If so, I'll get there earlier to have some tea.
    Read chapter one, very interesting, good writer.

    September 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed reading Wild and would enjoy a talk about it...but I am not certain I will make it tomorrow ..

    September 21, 2012

  • Rebecca

    Any news yet on the hike details and an approx time we'd arrive back to Vic's?

    September 19, 2012

  • Rebecca

    I will be very pregnant at this point (due Oct 3rd) so may have to drop out if I think I can't handle the hike.

    August 31, 2012

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