This is only the second book I've read about hiking the PCT. I enjoyed much of this book although I got tired of his depictions of women as many others have already noted. However he wrote a travel narrative, not a treatise on men's attitudes toward women. I also got confused occasionally with all the people on the trail and how he would mention someone many chapters after they were first introduced. Just couldn't remember much about them. But I definitely felt the struggles he had with the cold and the weight loss. Pretty sure I would never attempt a thru hike of this trail although I would love to try the AT.