• Inspirational full-color guides with over 150 color photographs in each Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon is written by Eli Boschetto. A hiker, writer, and photographer, Eli reveled in going deep for Oregon! Since 2011, he has been the editor of Washington Trails magazine, which he manages from his home in Portland, Oregon. Eli is also a regional correspondent for Backpacker magazine. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) meanders from the California-Mexico border north to the border of Washington and Canada. It’s a rigorous trail, first envisioned in 1926 and now encompassing some 2,650 miles. Each volume of this new series focuses on section-by-section pieces of the PCT and includes the following features: • Trail sections of 4- to 10-night trips • Detailed camp-to-camp route descriptions • Easy-to-understand route maps and elevation profiles • Details on specific campsites and most-reliable water sources • Road access to and from various trail sections • Info on permits, hazards, restrictions, and more • Alternate routes and connecting trails • Clear references to the PCT’s established system of section letters, designating trail segments from Mexico to Canada—so you can easily cross-reference the guides with other PCT resources • Key wilderness sights along the way • Suggested itineraries
The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) meanders from the California-Mexico border north to the border of Washington and Canada. It's a rigorous trail, first envisioned in 1926 and now encompassing some 2,650 miles. Each volume of this new series focuses on section-by-section pieces of the PCT.
The most up-to-date, comprehensive guidebooks to one of the world's premier long-distance trails-designed for section hikers but providing invaluable information for thru hikers, as well. - The final two (of four) volumes for the entire 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) - All-color photos, maps, elevation profiles, charts, and more - Dream books-and precious gifts-for trail lovers everywhereFrom the preeminent outdoor publisher in the West come the latest volumes in this new, unparalleled series of guidebooks to the region's most famous trail.The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail meanders north from California's border with Mexico to the entrance of Manning Provincial Park in British Columbia, on the Washington State-Canada border. It's a rigorous trail that has evolved since its earliest envisioning in 1926 to encompass approximately 2,650 miles of rich and varied terrain, traveling through some of the West Coast's most beautiful country. It inspires hikers of all ages and abilities to imagine the ultimate wilderness journey.The Southern California and Northern California guides of Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail complete the four-volume set written for hikers planning to just tackle the trail sections in their nearby region, those who will chip away at pieces of the whole trail over a lifetime, or trekkers who set out in the SoCal desert and charge all the way to Canada.These are lushly attractive guidebooks - good reads and gorgeous to page through to boot-but they also offer invaluable hiking beta. Each volume focuses on section-by-section routes in each state (or region), and provides important details to help hikers plan and organize multi-night backpacks. Here's what's included with each expertly written guidebook: - Trail sections that promote 4- to 10-night trips - Smaller section legs allowing for easier planning and trail-time management - Detailed camp-to-camp route descriptions - Easy-to-understand route maps - Clear references to the PCT's established system of section letters, designating trail segments from south to north, Mexico to Canada, so hikers can easily cross reference other trail resources - Details on specific campsites - Most reliable water sources - Access to and from various trail sections - Info on permits, hazards, restrictions, and more - Alternate routes and connecting trails - Key wilderness sights along the way - Suggested itinerariesUnlike other PCT guidebooks, this series focuses on section hikers, who make up the vast majority of adventurers on the trail. Only a handful of folks complete a thru-hike of the trail in one trip, but the trail's popularity continues to grow. In 2015, long-distance hikers and horseback riders from all 50 states and 34 countries were issued permits to vacation on parts of the PCT. It is one of the seminal bucket list items for outdoor lovers, whether that means completing just your own state . . . and then the next . . . and then the next . . . or as far as your dreams will take you.
The essential, cut-to-the-chase handbook to the Pacific Crest Trail, based on the comprehensive Wilderness Press guidebooks to the PCT, has been completely updated. Packed with trail-tested features, it's useful both on and off the trail, covering pre-trip planning for resupply stops, how to set daily on-the-trail mileage goals by knowing trail gradient and the locations of campsites, water sources, and facilities, and how to easily calculate distances between any two points on the trail, and how to planning both north-bound and south-bound hiking trips.
Author: Craig Romano
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Release Date: 2011-06-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation
CLICK HERE to download two free hikes from Backpacking Washington * Proceeds will support trail maintenance in Washington * Features weekend backpacking trips, with info on how to extend most routes * Guidebook covers the entire state of Washington Veteran guidebook author Craig Romano hits the trail again——this time to uncover amazing backpacking opportunities all over Washington’s wilderness. Backpacking Washington details 70 routes, from the lush Hoh River Glacier Meadows to the open ridges of the Columbia Highlands and beyond. With an emphasis on weekend trips, routes range from overnight to weeklong treks and often include options for extending trips or choosing camp spots. Features: • detailed route descriptions and trail maps • mileage logs with campgrounds, water, and other trail elements • icons for choosing family- and dog-friendly trips • recommended nearby day hikes • info on the state’s three long-distance trails: Pacific Crest Trail, Pacific Northwest Trail, and Wonderland Trail
The 2650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, adopted by Congress as a National Scenic Trail, passes through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the United States. Hiking along this ridge-crest route, you'll see Mt. Jacinto, Mt. Whitney, Lassen Peak, Mt. Shasta, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier and Glacier Peak. You'll traverse 24 national forests, 34 wilderness areas, 7 national parks, plus numerous other parks and recreational areas. Trail elevations range from near sea level at the Columbia River on the Oregon-Washington border, to 13,180 feet at Forester Pass in the High Sierra. Written by accomplished hikers who have each logged over 5,000 trail miles, this book is the only accurate, comprehensive guide to the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon and Washington. Featuring a complete map of the route, in the form of 149 topographic strip maps, Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon & Washington will give you an extensive description of the trail, tips on planning your hike, history of the trail, and information on the region's natural history, geology and ecology.
This comprehensive guide to Washington features the best backpacking trails. Trips from three days to two weeks are described in terms of scenery, popularity, difficulty, mileage, elevation gain, length of trail, and shuttle distance, if any. The author includes detailed advice on creek crossings, water availability, side trips worth doing, and weather.
Here are complete directions to more than 530 waterfalls in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho enough to keep everyone busy for many seasons. Each waterfall is keyed for accessibility by car, foot, or boat, and rated both for its magnitude, based on a numeric system, and for aesthetic value, based on a subjective five-star system. Alluring photos and helpful sketch maps round out the information package in this must-have volume for waterfall collectors.
The Pocket PCT contains an elevation profile and important landmarks on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Each chapter begins and ends at a common resupply location. The elevation profile is broken into ten-mile segments, showing the trail's elevation in feet. Water sources, landmarks, roads and trails are indicated above the elevation profile line. Additional important town information is also provided. The mileages are compatible with Halfmile maps and the Guthook's Pacific Crest Trail Guide app (iPhone & Android). The book is lightweight (4.9 ounces), compact (5 by 8 inches) and just over a quarter inch thick.
“I never set out to hike 10,000 miles. It just sort of happened over the course of a decade.” And so goes Lawton Grinter’s compelling collection of short stories that have been over ten years and 10,000 trail miles in the making. I Hike brings the reader trailside with blissful moments on the highest mountain ridges to the mental lows of mosquito hell and into some peculiar situations that even seasoned hikers may find unbelievable. Between jobs and in search of something more, Lawton Grinter spent the better part of a decade hiking America’s longest trails. In doing so he came face to face with things that go bump in the night, the kindness of strangers, a close encounter with hypothermia and the absurd rights of passage common to the eccentric people that call themselves long-distance hikers. Anyone who's ever stepped off the pavement will appreciate these humorous and sometimes agonizing accounts of trail life. I Hike will make you laugh, cry, cringe and leave you wanting to read more!