Christine Munteanu

Christine Munteanu is the Ford Program Coordinator for the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), where she works on leadership, education, and anti-hate programming.

Updated July 2013 

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A White Babe in the Woods

I recently read Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, a memoir by Cheryl Strayed. Wild tells the story of Strayed’s 1,100-mile solo journey along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), a hiking and equestrian trail running from Mexico to Canada along the ridge of the Sierra Nevadas and Cascade Mountains. Devastated by the death of her mother and reeling from the implosion of her marriage, Strayed spends the summer of 1995 on the PCT searching for healing and redemption.

Strayed’s 3-month journey takes her from California’s Mojave Desert to the northern border of ...

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