What: Lena Sessions speaking about her Pacific Crest Trail hike.
When: 7 p.m. Oct. 16.
Where: Camas Friends Church, 1004 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas.
Information: Call the church phone at 360-834-2446.
• Lena Sessions’ blog: http://honeybearhikes.blogspot.com/
• Pacific Crest Trail Association: http://www.pcta.org/
• Halfmile’s PCT maps and GPS information: http://www.pctmap.net/
“Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed (New York: Alfred Knopf, 2012). Portland author Strayed’s best-selling memoir about how her PCT hike changed her life. http://www.cherylstrayed.com
“Yogi’s PCT Handbook Planning Guide” and “Yogi’s PCT Handbook: Trail Tips and Town Guide” both by Jackie McDonnell ($40). Order online at: http://www.pcthandbook.com/index.php
Lena Sessions pulled off her shoes, then peeled off her socks and winced. Blisters had formed on the bottoms of all 10 toes. Putrid, yellowish skin was peeling off in big chunks. Walking was painful.