Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Setting & Symbolism

Cheryl Strayed
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The Pacific Coast Trail (PCT)

The main setting of the book. Although the PCT spans from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, Cheryl's trip covered most of California and all of Oregon.

Monster

Cheryl's affectionate name for her backpack.

Minnesota

Cheryl's home state.

Portland, Oregon

A city where Cheryl lived briefly, mentions often and plans to live after hiking the PCT.

The Pacific Crest Trail, Volume 1: California

Cheryl's "bible" throughout most of her journey. She mentions it and references it often throughout the book.

The Pacific Crest Trail, Volume 2: Oregon and Washington

Cheryl's "bible" for the Oregon part of her trip.

The Dream of a Common Language

A book of poetry by Adrienne Rich that serves as inspiration and encouragement for Cheryl along her journey.

The Black Feather

An object of good luck given to her by fellow hiker, Doug. At the end of the book, Cheryl...

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