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Hi Cheryl,

Thank you so much for the light you put in the world. It's so refreshing to see someone so down-to-earth gain time in the limelight and I know that many people have benefited greatly from reading your books - myself included - so thank you!

I am an avid backpacker and I'm curious as to how you view the controversy around Wild in the backpacking community. There is a lot of judgment against women who have been inspired to hike because they've read Wild, and a concern that these women will overrun the PCT this year and ruin the experience for more seasoned hikers. What do you say to people who think your story will have (or is already having) a negative impact on the PCT and other long-distance trails?

ljevan042 karma

Thank you! I have always found the outdoors to be a great equalizer, so I agree that backpacking should belong to anyone who wants to experience it. I look forward to seeing you at the Dear Sugar Live recording in Cambridge!