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 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 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.
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.
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: William R. Gray
Release Date: 1975
The Pacific Crest Trail is marked by diamond shaped signs nailed to trees. The imaginative proposal of Clinton Clarke, of California, was new. It is a 2400 mile path linking the wilderness of public forests and parks in three states.
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
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.
The story of a woman backpacker's journey from Mexico to Canada (or from the Mexican border to the Canadian border) on the 2,638 mile Pacific Crest Trail. The story includes many adventures: snowstorms in southern California in May, resident's pet dogs deciding to come along, river crossings where bridges had been washed out, being awakened at night by the voices of mysterious animals, and being tracked down by a Ranger with a message to meet a hiking friend who volunteered to accompany her to celebrate the completion of the trail journey at Monument 78 at the Canadian border. Eleanor walked the trail alone during summer vacations. She was 71 when she completed her journey.
• The how-to book for long-distance hikers who want to finish • Tips to help aspiring long-distance hikers succeed, from determining nutrition of trail foods to dealing with the elements and medical challenges • The first book to catalog the on-trail skills essential to long-distance hiking—setting up camp, dealing with blisters and chafing, avoiding repetitive stress injury • Instructive feedback from thru-hikers on the AT and PCT on gear, food, and more
* 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: Joe Back
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Horses, Hitches, and Rocky Trails is the most complete presentation available of the method of packing for the wilderness. The full treatment is amplified by the brilliant drawings by Joe Back, a most-able artist, as well as a man who knows what he is talking about from personal experience. Black includes step-by-step instructions on not only how to prepare for heading out into the wilderness, but also how to cope with the elements. Some of the lessons taught in this book include: Packing horses Equipment Balancing the load Making camp Getting along in the wilderness Final ties And many more! Horses, Hitches, and Rocky Trails is for both the amateur just learning how to prepare for the wilderness and the professional packer looking for some new tips. With wonderful illustrations, Joe Back makes it easy to be prepared and safe on your travels. So whether this is your first time out or you’re a seasoned veteran, make sure that Horses, Hitches, and Rocky Trails is included with the rest of your packed equipment.
This book about hiking the spectacular 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail, was written by Ray Echols who was killed on the trail in May 2006. It is a humorous and philosophical adventure narrative, about the people and challenges of very long distance hiking. Photos by the author.