The Modern-Day Pilgrimage

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Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage, 2012), talks about her experience hiking more than a thousand miles - alone - along the Pacific Crest Trail as her life was falling apart and how it helped her put herself back together. Plus: Your calls on your own modern-day pilgrimages and quests: Where did you go? What did you do? And did you discover anything important about yourself?

This segment originally aired live on July 2, 2014. An edited version was included in a best-of episode of The Brian Lehrer Show on January 1, 2015. The unedited audio can be found here.