Just finished reading this for my book club. I really enjoyed it and only wish I was young, single and able to venture out into the wilderness to do something like this! Although I haven't hiked the PCT, I did do a a long weekend hike in Desolation Wilderness in the Sierra Nevadas in the mid-nineties. Sadly, I haven't done hiking like that since. Although the book has inspired me to somehow figure out hiking a bit of the Long Trail in Vermont next summer.