Seeing Wild recently reminded me of my brief stint on the Pacific Crest Trail last November. We were on a mere portion of the trail in Big Bear, an 18-mile day-trek after a blizzard had completely blanketed the landscape. At first daunting, the beauty of the vistas overlooking hundreds of miles of the most dreamy winter wonderland was compelling. It was a grand experience walking amidst majestic, towering, snow covered pines, the only sound our soft footsteps. It was a challenging yet magnificent day that had a beginning and an end. I can’t imagine the fortitude it took to complete the 1,100 mile trip Cheryl Strayed undertook – so inspired – and put on my hiking shoes the next morning.