Mel Ellis knows her eating disorder is ruining her life. But she can't bring herself to go to rehab so someone else can fix her mess. Broken and empty in more ways than one, Mel will walk her own road to recovery along the lesser-known trails of the North American wilderness. She sets off on foot from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and heads toward Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State. During the long journey, she meets strangers with their own stories, as well as ghosts from her past. But though the land she travels threatens her success, it's her own dark thoughts she'll have to overcome to find peace in the life and the body she has been given.