Memoir turned movie lifts Pacific Crest Trail from obscurity

April 23, 2015 12:11 PM

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Backpack-to-backpack traffic is rare at any stage of the Pacific Crest Trail, but Reese Witherspoon's 2014 movie "Wild" has made hiker gridlock a reality.

U-T San Diego reports ( Pacific Crest Trail workers are preparing for more people than usual this weekend as a result of the Oscar-nominated film based on Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir, "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail."

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