You Go, Girl! Back on the trail with a cold; snotty nose, cough and all. Mile 566 of the Pacific Crest Trail, west of Mojave, CA, is where the PCT started for Cheryl Strayed (author of the book Wild). It’s a brutal, waterless stretch. I personally thought I was going to die of thirst when I ran out of water before reaching the roundworm-infested Golden Oak Spring, and it started some ongoing water neuroses for me all the way to Canada. Water is king.

This tower was actually in the Wild movie, which I thought was much better than the book.