Let Reese’s Golden Globe-Nominated Performance Inspire Your Next Hike

Let Reese’s Golden Globe-Nominated Performance Inspire Your Next Hike

For Reese Witherspoon| shooting the movie Wild (for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Golden Globe award) may not have been as arduous as hiking thousands of miles on the Pacific Crest Trail (which her character| author Cheryl Strayed| did in real life)| but playing a down-and-dirty solo hiker wasn’t a walk in the park either. “”By far| this is the hardest movie I’ve ever made in my life|”” Reese recently told Vulture. “”I didn’t hike a thousand miles| of course| but it was a different kind of physical rigor. I’d run up a hill with a 45-pound backpack on| and they’d say| ‘Wait| that backpack doesn’t look heavy enough. Put this 65-pound backpack on and run up the hill nine or ten times.’ We literally didn’t stop shooting in those remote locations u2014 we wouldn’t break for lunch| we’d just eat snacks. No bathroom breaks. It was crazy| but it was so wonderful.””

The Pacific Crest Trail spans the entire US West Coast from the Mexican border to past the top of Washington. For hikers like Cheryl Strayed| traversing part of or the entire 2|650-mile trail offers a time to reflect| challenge themselves| and step away from it all. Sound good to you? Before you pack up your backpack| let these real-life Pacific Crest Trail photos fuel your deskbound wanderlust.

Source: Fox Searchlight