Strayed walked the Pacific Coast Trail alone at age 26 and recounted both the harrowing and sometimes hilarious experiences along the way in her memoir. WILD was made into a 2014 film starring Reese Witherspoon as Strayed.
“We know how important our trails are to our community, but Cheryl explains how important the time on a trail can be to individuals as well,” said Carol Evans, Executive Director of Legacy Parks.
This year’s Legacy Luncheon for the parks is on Friday, the 11 of September and will celebrate the organization’s 10th Anniversary. Sponsorships for the event are available and offer the opportunity to meet Cheryl at a limited invitation event on Thursday night, and a special Three Rivers Rambler ride to and from the event at the UT Holston River Farm located at the head of the Tennessee River (3400 Riverside Drive). Sponsorships and tables may be reserved now online or by calling Legacy Parks at 865-525-2585.