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.
Based on information from the three comprehensive Wilderness Press guidebooks to the PCT, this data book is filled with convenient, easy-to-read, at-a-glance charts for planning, setting mileage goals, and calculating distances between any two points on the trail.
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.
The essential, cut-to-the-chase handbook to the Pacific Crest Trail, based on the comprehensive Wilderness Press guidebooks to the PCT, has been updated for 2005. 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.
From the time the PCT leaves the Mexican border, until it reaches Canada, it has traveled 2,650 miles through 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas, and 7 national parks. In Pacific Crest Trail: Northern Cali-fornia, you'll meet up with the PCT in Yosemite National Park's Tuolumne Meadows, then hike, climb, descend, and switchback your way to the Oregon border. You'll discover rivers, peaks, forests, meadows, fascinating geological formations, and other natural wonders. You'll pass through Emigrant, Desolation, and Marble Mountain wildernesses; Trinity Alps and Lassen National Park; and, you'll see Lake Tahoe, Burney Falls, Mt. Shasta, and Castle Crags. This book helps you locate the PCT and side-trips, find water sources, and access resupply routes. Jeffrey P. Schaffer also describes the rich geological and natural history of these mountains. Information on camping, permits, and the best seasons to go is provided along with updated maps.
The Pacific Crest Trail was designated as one of the first National Scenic Trails way back in 1968. As it traverses the "high road" from Mexico to Canada, incredible views are not only commonplace but also uniquely diverse, because the trail connects six of North America's seven eco-zones. The PCT's familiar, well-worn path is a special place for hikers from all walks of life on walks of all lengths and for all reasons. Instead of guiding you through the arduous task of hiking the entire PCT, the goal of this book is to help you plan trips that incorporate hiking on the PCT in Southern California, whether you have just an afternoon to spare or you want to escape for the entire weekend. Carefully edited maps and elevation graphs generated with GPS data collected by the author on the trail will help make your trip a success. This cargo-pocket guide offers author-tested advice to help you make the most of your time away from civilization, however long (or short) that stretch may be.
Author: Brian Johnson
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
Release Date: 2018-01-18
A comprehensive guidebook to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), an epic 2650 mile trek through the USA from the Mexican border to British Columbia in Canada. One of the world's best hikes, the route passes through California, Oregon and Washington State, taking in the Mojave desert, High Sierras, Cascades and countless more wild mountains of America's west coast. The guidebook is divided into 101 sections of 2 to 3 days, which can be combined into longer days according to ability and preference. This comprehensive guide provides all the information and maps hikers will need. Alongside the notes and route descriptions, there are overview maps for the entire trail, and a detailed introduction that provides essential advice for planning and completing the route. From information on packing, supplies, water and bears, to details on the mountains, wildlife and regions encountered, this is an essential companion to taking on - and completing - this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The PCT boasts breathtaking scenery and varied landscapes, through deserts and forests, and over snow-covered passes and along alpine ridges. This is a long wilderness trek of true adventure and exploration through diverse and stunning mountain scenery.
First published in 1973, The Pacific Crest Trail, Vol. 1, California quickly established itself as the "PCT Bible"-- the book trekkers could not do without. Now thoroughly updated and redesigned into two portable volumes, Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California starts at the Mexican border and guides you to Yosemite's beautiful back country. Its companion volume meets the trail at Tuolumne Meadows and drops you at Oregon's door. Thru-hikers to Canada will find the rest of their journey in Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon & Washington. Our PCT gurus help you locate the trail, water sources, and resupply access routes with detailed descriptions, customized maps, and tips on alternate routes. Whether you're planning day hikes, weekend or week long backbacks, or an ambitious thru-hike, everything you need to know about--from bears to trees--is here.
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.
Following the successful The Appalachian Trail, and New York Times bestseller America's Great Hiking Trails, this is the official book on one of America's most iconic hiking trails, and is published in conjunction with the Pacific Crest Trail Association. With a foreword by Cheryl Strayed, maps, rarely seen archival photos and historical ephemera, and stunning contemporary photography, this photo- and information-packed book is an inspirational bucket list for everyone who wants to get out on the trail--from day hiker to thru-hiker. This official book celebrates the history, beauty, and importance of the West Coast's most iconic hiking trail. Designated as one of the first two national scenic trails in 1968, the Pacific Crest Trail is a continuous footpath of more than 2,650 miles--from the Mexican border to the Canadian border through California, Oregon, and Washington. Hikers from all over the world are drawn to this trail to experience true American wilderness and to challenge themselves--whether for two miles or two thousand. The only illustrated book officially published with the Pacific Crest Trail Association, The Pacific Crest Trail explores this legendary footpath with more than 250 spectacular contemporary images, unpublished historical photos and documents from the PCTA archives, and even the official trail map folded into an inside pocket. This book is perfect for anyone interested in conservation, outdoor recreation, and for all those who dream of one day becoming thru-hikers themselves.
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.
* Unique woodcut illustrations decorate both volumes * Trail map to follow story locations in each volume * For both hikers and armchair adventurers of the PCT Exploring the people, places, and history of the Pacific Crest Trail as it ranges 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada, THE PACIFIC CREST TRAILSIDE READER EBOOK brings together short excerpts from classic works of regional writing with boot-tested stories from the trail. The heart of this anthology is these real trail tales, stories taken from PCT hikers: trailside humor and traditions, "trail angels" and "trail magic," encounters with wildlife and wild weather, stories of being lost and found, rescues, and unusual incidents. Revealing a larger context are historical accounts of events such as Moses Schallenberger's winter on Donner Pass and pioneer efforts like the old Naches Road that ended up creating access to today's trails; Native American myths and legends such as that of Lost Lake near Mount Hood; and selections from highly-regarded environmental writers who have captured the region in print, including Mary Austin in The Land of Little Rain ; John Muir in The Mountains of California; and Barry Lopez in Crossing Open Ground. Readers will also enjoy a few more surprising contributions from the likes of Mark Twain and Ursula Le Guin. For this digital edition of the PCT READER, we combined our two print volumes into a single, robust ebook that features stories from both the CALIFORNIA and OREGON & WASHINGTON volumes. Because the two-volume set is a compilation of old and new essays, however, the editors were not able to obtain digital publication rights for some of the previously published material. So while this combination ebook includes all the newly commissioned stories, as well as many other pieces for which the editors did have digital access, there are approximately four contributions from each of the printed books that do not appear here.
Author: K. Scott Parks
Release Date: 2013-12-09
The Pacific Crest Trail COMPLETE Data Book is an exhaustive collection of 3,946 locations found along the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail with water sources, trail junctions, camp sites and lots more! The COMPLETE Data Book has far more locations than any other data source and completely covers California, Oregon and Washington. At the beginning of each trail section you'll find detailed elevation charts showing mileage, elevation, lowest/highest point, total ascent/descent and 3 biggest climbs! Use by itself or as a companion to the 5th edition Pacific Crest Trail Pocket Map Series: Southern California, Northern California and Oregon & Washington
Discover the best segments of the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington with this succinct and portable guide. Instead of guiding hikers through the arduous task of hiking the entire Pacific Crest Trail, this guide helps travelers plan trips that incorporate hiking on the PCT. From the mighty waters of the Columbia River to the majestic peaks of the North Cascades, the hikes collected in this book represent a culmination of the author's experiences along a trail full of culture, history, and breathtaking scenery. Carefully edited maps and elevation graphs generated with GPS data collected by the author on the trail will help make any trip a success. This cargo-pocket guide offers author-tested advice to help hikers make the most of their time away from civilization.
Author: Zach Davis
Release Date: 2017
Thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail is 90% mental.Each year, thousands of backpackers take to the Pacific Crest Trail with the intention of successfully thru-hiking the 2,650-mile footpath that extends from Mexico to Canada. Despite months of research, thousands of dollars poured into their gear, and countless hours dedicated to grinding away on the StairMaster, most hikers fall short of their goal.Why?They neglected to prepare for the most challenging element of a five month backpacking trip.While the PCT presents extraordinary physical challenges, it is the psychological and emotional struggles that drive people off the trail. Conquering these mental obstacles is the key to success. This groundbreaking book focuses on the most important and overlooked piece of equipment of all- the gear between one's ears.Filled with first-hand, touching yet humorous vignettes and down-to-earth advice that both instructs and inspires, Pacific Crest Trials gives readers the mental road map they'll need to hike from Mexico to Canada.Following up on his wildly popular guide to thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in Appalachian Trials, Zach Davis has teamed up with 2015 PCT thru-hiker Carly Moree to bring readers the ultimate psychological and emotional guide to prepare for the Pacific Crest Trail.In Pacific Crest Trials readers will learn:- Goal setting techniques that will assure hikers reach Canada- The common early stage pitfalls and how to avoid them- How to beat "the Death of the Honeymoon"- The importance and meaning of "hiking your own hike"- How to adapt amongst drastically different terrains, weather patterns, gear and logistical needs- Five strategies for unwavering mental endurance- How to save money on gear purchases- Tips for enjoying rather than enduring each of the five million steps along the journey- Advice for staving off post-trail depression from one of the country's most respected trail angels- Nutritional guidance for avoiding post-trail weight gainAdditionally, readers will receive an in-depth guide to choosing the right gear for their PCT thru-hike from Triple Crowner, Liz "Snorkel" Thomas. In this chapter full of valuable insights, Snorkel walks readers through what features to look for in quality gear, how to save money, how to lessen the load without compromising on safety or comfort, and offers crucial advice on how to properly use and care for your gear. Furthermore, Thomas offers several specific product recommendations, giving readers a helpful head start on their shopping list.Note: This is an adaptation of Appalachian Trials. Although this book is written with the Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker in mind, the principles are largely similar. If you own Appalachian Trials do not buy this book.Five percent of the proceeds of your purchase of Pacific Crest Trials will go to the Pacific Crest Trail Association, the non-profit that oversees and protects the Pacific Crest Trail.