On her second night of college, Aspen was raped by a fellow student. Confused and ashamed, she stumbled through her first semester-a challenging time made even harder by the coldness of her college's conflict mediation process. Then she made a bold decision: she would seek healing in the freedom of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail leading from Mexico to Canada. In this inspiring memoir, Aspen chronicles her journey, a five-month trek that was ambitious, dangerous, and transformative. Girl in the Woods is a beautifully rendered story of eroding emotional and physical boundaries to reveal the truths that lie beyond the edges of the map.