Reese witherspoons wild movie, featuring the pacific crest trail, explores the transformative power of wilderness. Millions of moviegoers will get their first look at the pacific crest trail and the powerful experiences found on trail. Wild film spurs new interest in pacific crest trail. Wild from lost to found on the pacific crest trail. As cheryl arrived broke at the bridge of the gods the. Through her experiences, she learns to trust in her ability to overcome difficult, even deadly, situations. Reese witherspoon hiked the pacific crest trail in preparation for her. Hikes on the pacific crest trail from the book and now film wild reese witherspoon plays cheryl strayed in the film wild, which opened this week. It is part of the triple crown of longdistance trails, which includes the appalachian trail and continental divide trail. How coronavirus affects hikers on the pacific crest trail. Reese witherspoons wild movie, featuring the pacific crest trail. Haunted by memories of her mother bobbi academy award nominee laura dern and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the pacific crest trail all on her own. Shattered at 26 by her mothers death, her familys fragmenting, and the end of her marriage, strayed upped and decided to do something way out of the realm of her experience. This column was first published in our pct communicator magazine.
From lost to found on the pacific crest trail wikipedia. Nick hornby screenplay by, cheryl strayed memoir wild. The pacific crest trail is full of wildlife and domestic life. Mar 11, 2015 reese witherspoon stars in wild, based on the ny times bestselling book by cheryl strayed.
A chronicle of one womans one thousand one hundred mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy. Wildlife of the pacific crest trail halfway anywhere. Wild from lost to found on the pacific crest trail is a movie about a memorable portion of cheryls life that she wished to share with anyone interested in her story. Wild is a 2014 american biographical adventure drama film directed by jeanmarc vallee. Wild is the biggest spotlight the trail has ever had. Hikers are flooding the pacific crest trail mashable. To celebrate the release of wild on bluray, dvd and digital hd, were giving stuff away. Wild powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her. From lost to found on the pacific coast trail by cheryl strayed 4 stars. Reese witherspoon was nominated for a golden globe for best actress in a drama for her role. Advice on love and life from dear sugar, a national best seller now the basis of the wbur podcast dear sugar radio, cohosted with. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of. Watch the wild movie trailer for the film starring reese witherspoon as cheryl strayed. From lost to found on the pacific crest trail, which was the first selection for oprahs book club 2.
Granite gear, big agnes, pacific crest trail association. We find ourselves sidebyside with cheryl strayed, played with fervor by reese witherspoon, as she hikes the pacific crest trail and rediscovers herself after her mothers death. Movie wild generates more interest in pacific crest trail. Please become a member and support the pacific crest trail we recently learned that wild, the movie based on cheryl strayeds bestselling book of the same title, will be released dec.
Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her. Were hoping it inspires new and experienced hikers alike to hit the trail and become lifelong trail advocates. With reese witherspoon, laura dern, gaby hoffmann, michiel huisman. Its been a long time in the making, and we have been working for nearly a year on getting the most out of it. The pacific crest trail stretches more than 4,200 kilometers from the u. Wild is a 2014 american biographical adventure drama film directed by jean marc vallee. Pcta is the only organization dedicated to preserving the entire trail and the experiences it provides so that you and others have a wild place for personal reflection. Wild in the movie wild, reese witherspoon reenacts cheryl strayeds 1,200mile journey along the pacific crest trail to heal after her mothers early death from cancer. Sports outdoors movie wild generates more interest in pacific crest trail. Directed with great care by jeanmarc vallee, wild is an intimate and personal film, one that dives deep into our central characters. Not only is the pacific crest trail mentioned by name in this movie, but it was filmed at many locations along the pct including the anzaborrego desert, mount hood, and sisters. More hikers are expected on the pacific crest trail this year thanks to the movie wild, according to the pacific crest trail association, which preserves and promotes the trail the book. From the desert to the mountains, the pct has plenty of life to see and become one with.
Fans of cherl strayeds massively popular book wild say they felt like they were right on the trail with the author while reading her memoir of hiking the pacific crest trail. The nonprofits website prominently features reese witherspoon, who stars in the movie. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the pacific crest trail, alone. Wild movie and book pacific crest trail association. The story of christopher mccandless in into the wild is one that really resonates with me having hiked the pct. Frustrated by the monotony of city life, and eager for a new adventure, two friends decide to trek across the pacific crest trail a 2500mile stretch of rugged terrain that runs along the border of the west coast from mexico to canada. The movie wild 2014 has inspired a ton of people all over the world to hike the pct pacific crest trail. Were thrilled to launch a new wild section of our website. The number of hikers on the pacific crest trail has increased ten fold in. Canada border, winding its way through california, oregon and washington states. The original pct adventure movie, wild is the true story of cheryl strayeds journey along the pacific crest trail. To undergo the movie retelling of cheryl strayeds famous 1,100mile solo journey up the pacific crest trail depicted in the bestselling memoir wild, reese witherspoon tackled a harrowing. Pacific crest trail expects more hikers because of the.
From lost to found on the pacific crest trail, which chronicles her 1,100mile hike to shed her grief and atone for years of destructive behavior, which included heroin abuse. Cheryl strayeds story of her journey along the pacific crest trail hits movie theaters today in the film adaptation starting reese witherspoon. Wild was adapted by about a boy man nick hornby from wild. From lost to found on the pacific crest trail cheryl strayed 2. At age 26, following the death of her mother, divorce, and a run of reckless behavior, cheryl strayed found herself. Hike with reese witherspoon in the wild movie shape.
Thats a classic move for a beginner hiker, so the movie is true to that. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and. The pacific crest trail is one of the nations best known longdistance national scenic trails. The movie is based on strayeds bestselling 2012 memoir wild. Cheryls book has sold millions of copies and the movie wild will be seen by millions more people. Hikes from wild wild pacific crest trail association. Wild is the story of a very long walk, a trek of over 1,000 miles along the pacific crest national scenic trail, from the southern california desert to the lush forests of oregon. Now that ive completed the pct 2017 and a few other long distance thruhikes i. On the wild movie trail in oregon the new york times. From lost to found on the pacific crest trail, the bestselling 2012 memoir by cheryl strayed. Wild is cheryl strayeds memoir of her 1,100mile solo hike along the pacific crest trail, beginning in the mojave desert and hiking through california and oregon. The pacific crest trail association, for its part, has welcomed the attention brought by wild. Wild movie archives wild pacific crest trail association. Its a great mystery that the movie makers didnt at least take advantage of that aspect of the story to treat the viewers to some of the scenery of the west.
Continue your wild journey by joining the pacific crest trail association. The pct, as its commonly called by hikers, runs continuously from the border of mexico up through california sierra nevada, then onward to oregon and washington and the. The movie wild recounts the true story of cheryl strayeds threemonth journey along the pacific crest trail. I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. More hikers are expected on the pacific crest trail this year thanks to the movie wild, according to the pacific crest trail association, which preserves and promotes the trail. The film stars reese witherspoon as strayed, alongside laura dern as strayeds mother, with thomas sadoski, michiel huisman and gaby hoffmann. See more ideas about cheryl strayed, wild cheryl strayed and reese witherspoon.
The pacific crest trail has seen such an explosion in popularity in the last few years that its cause has been given a name. Wild is strayeds account of her 1,100mile solo hike along the pacific crest trail, from the mojave desert to washington state. Hiking the appalachian trail movie documentary bikehikesafari duration. Strayed, then 26 years old, set out on a 1,100mile hike along the pacific crest trail, a 2,650mile ribbon of dirt and rock that runs from mexico to canada through california, oregon.
Hikes on the pacific crest trail from the book and now. Check out this brand new featurette from the making of wild, and go behind the scenes on the fabled pacific crest trail with reese. This hollywood blockbuster fanfavorite captures strayeds early life struggles and postdivorce difficulties as she learns to navigate a rapidly changing world in the wilderness. Reese witherspoons wild movie, featuring the pacific. From lost to found on the pacific crest trail is a 2012 memoir by american author cheryl strayed, describing her 1,100mile hike on the pacific crest trail in 1995 as a journey of selfdiscovery. Reese witherspoon in wild 2014 jessie buckley at an event for wild 2014 jeanmarc. Writer cheryl strayeds story and the story of the pacific crest trail, are inspiring new hikers, horseback riders and trail defenders. Then the widening coronavirus crisis dashed their dreams and. The screenplay by nick hornby is based on cheryl strayeds 2012 memoir wild. All things wild movie and book with cheryl strayed and reese witherspoon.940 541 1338 324 698 100 1071 622 1193 1118 636 186 333 354 1483 111 171 1340 222 630 131 536 1425 284 559 890 764 957 581 1272 110 247 633 449 458 549 429