I was crossing my forearms across my face when the third person who had NEVER hiked before told me about the book and movie, "Wild," during the Holidays.
I read "The Last Englishman" this past summer and thought it was a great account of the PCT, by who was literally the last Englishman, or last person for that matter, to finish the PCT that year. A great and amusing read.
This summer we're camp hosting near a spot often used by PCT'ers to R&R on their way north way into the hike. It's at Diamond Lake in OR near Mt. Thielsen. Will be interesting to see if that 'pop' book "Wild" increases the traffic. It's way past the half way point so they should be serious about it if they get there. My wife and I want to play trail angels on our days off from the campground.
(avatar: raptor, Lake Dillon)