The Pacific Crest Trail

Exploring America's Wilderness Trail
Author: Mark Larabee,Barney Scout Mann
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847849767
Category: Hiking
Page: 336
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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The Pacific Crest Trail explores this legendary footpath with more than 250 spectacular contemporary images, unpublished historical photos and documents from the PCTA archives, and even the official trail map folded into an inside pocket.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.

Wild

From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Author: Cheryl Strayed
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307476073
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 315
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A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.

The Pacific Crest Trail


Author: William R. Gray
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Hiking
Page: 199
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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.

Along the Pacific Crest Trail


Author: Bart Smith,Karen Berger,Daniel Richard Smith
Publisher: Westcliffe Pub
ISBN: 9781565792777
Category: Photography
Page: 144
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Full color photographs coupled with the story of the author's hike portray the vast drama of the landscape of the area.

The Pacific Crest Trail

Hiking the PCT from Mexico to Canada
Author: Brian Johnson
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783625015
Category: Travel
Page: 352
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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.

Wild. Film Tie-In

A Journey from Lost to Found
Author: Cheryl Strayed,James Roxburgh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781782394877
Category:
Page: 336
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A Journey From Lost to Found. At 26, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America - from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington State - and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on the map. This account captures the agonies - both mental and physical - of her incredible journey.

The Continental Divide Trail

Exploring America's Ridgeline Trail
Author: Barney Scout Mann
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847863018
Category: Travel
Page: 288
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The Continental Divide Trail explores this iconic crown jewel of America's trails with more than 250 spectacular contemporary images, historical photos and documents from the Continental Divide Trail Coalition archives, and detailed maps. Readers can experience the trail as if their boots were on the 3,100-mile path. This beautifully produced volume makes accessible the highest and most remote of the three crown jewel trails--following the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Mexico along the Continental Divide, the backbone of America. The Continental Divide Trail presents the full glory of this challenging trail in breathtaking images, ephemera, and maps. While untold thousands of day hikers take advantage of the CDT each year, thru-hiking the entire trail is not for the faint-hearted. In 2017, only 250 people will attempt to hike it end to end. The Continental Divide Trail is perfect for anyone interested in conservation, outdoor recreation, or American history, or for those who dream of one day becoming thru-hikers themselves.This is the first large-format book published in conjunction with the Continental Divide Trail Coalition, and the breathtaking photographs make you feel as if you were on the trail. The book includes maps and rarely seen archival images, as well as a written backstory of this great trail. This photo- and information-packed book is a must-have for anyone who has ever caught the magic of the nation's rooftop, the Great Divide. It's an inspirational bucket list for everyone who wants to get outdoors--day hiker, backpacker, fisherman, hunter, and those rare souls--thru-hikers--who dare to attempt hiking it all in one go.With text by Barney Mann, who has thru-hiked all three Triple Crown trails, and a foreword by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, this book makes the trail come alive for both veteran hikers and armchair travelers alike.

Six-moon Trail

Canada to Mexico Along the Pacific Crest
Author: Tom Marshburn
Publisher: Robert K Leishman
ISBN: N.A
Category: Hiking
Page: 232
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Pacific Crest Trail Data Book

Mileages, Landmarks, Facilities, Resupply Data, and Essential Trail Information for the Entire Pacific Crest Trail, from Mexico to Canada
Author: Benedict Go
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899977456
Category: Travel
Page: 128
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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.

America's Great Hiking Trails

Appalachian, Pacific Crest, Continental Divide, North Country, Ice Age, Potomac Heritage, Florida, Natchez Trace, Arizona, Pacific Northwest, New England
Author: Karen Berger,Partnership Nat'l Trail System
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780789327413
Category: Architecture
Page: 336
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"The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS)"--Colophon.

Pacific Crest Trail

A Journey in Photographs
Author: Chris M. Alexander
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615741093
Category: Landscapes
Page: 120
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Day Hikes and Overnights on the Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California: From the Mexican Border to Los Angeles County


Author: Marlise Kast-Myers
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581576943
Category: Travel
Page: 208
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Explore sections of the famous Pacific Crest Trail between the Mexican border and Los Angeles County. Travel writer Marlise Kast-Myers includes both easy day hikes and extended overnight trips. Each route is accompanied by a detailed topographical map and the book is filled with spectacular color photos. The Pacific Crest Trail is one of America’s great long-distance hiking routes. The PCT folllows the mountains from the Mexican border in the south all the way to the Canadian border in the north. Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling Wild led huge numbers of Americans to hear about the PCT for the first time. Now Kast-Myers gives you the tools you need to get out and explore sections of that fabled route for yourself.

Pacific Crest Trail Wall Map


Author: National Geographic Maps,National Geographic Maps - Reference
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781597755818
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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National Geographic's wall map of the Pacific Crest Trail is ideal for fans and hikers of this magnificent National Scenic Trail. This beautiful poster shows the entire length of the trail from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. A unique elevation profile highlights the trail's peaks and valleys, and an informative mileage chart shows the distance between key locations. Also highlighted on this map are passes, peaks, national forests, national parks, state parks, and Indian reservations. Additional points of interest include lodges and campgrounds near the trail. All proceeds from the purchase of a National Geographic map help support the Society's vital exploration, conservation, scientific research, and education programs. "Map Scale = 1:1,700,000Sheet Size = 18" x 48""

Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail
Author: Chris Townsend
Publisher: Sandstone PressLtd
ISBN: 9781908737731
Category: Travel
Page: 196
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As probably the world's most experienced long distance walker who also writes, Chris Townsend has many stories to tell, and many photographs to illustrate them with. Of all his adventures, those he enjoyed on America's Pacific Crest Trail in the Eighties are among his favorites. The PCT runs 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada desert, forest, and mountain wildernesses. In Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles Chris recounts not only his own six-month walk but also the longer story of the trail, and shares his ideas on how it is developing and where it is all going with his many readers.

Dances with Marmots

A Pacific Crest Trail Adventure
Author: George G. Spearing
Publisher: George Spearing
ISBN: 1411656180
Category: Pacific Crest Trail
Page: 255
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The inspiring account of a 2650 mile solo hike from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail. Despite never having hiked before, George Spearing decided to take 'leave of absence' from his job as a firefighter in the New Zealand Fire Service and walk the length of America. This is the story of his five month journey, travelling entirely on foot and off-road through the desert areas and High Sierra Nevada of California, the Cascade ranges of Oregon and Washington, finally emerging in the Okanogan Forest of British Columbia, Canada. The diverse mix of dry Mojave desert, High Sierra snows and the characters and wildlife met along the way, provide an often humorous look at the US and its wilderness through the eyes of a New Zealander. The lively and easily read style, including illustrations, will appeal to both adventurer and armchair adventurer alike.

Girl in the Woods

A Memoir
Author: Aspen Matis
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062291084
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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Girl in the Woods is Aspen Matis's exhilarating true-life adventure of hiking from Mexico to Canada—a coming of age story, a survival story, and a triumphant story of overcoming emotional devastation. On her second night of college, Aspen was raped by a fellow student. Overprotected by her parents who discouraged her from telling of the attack, Aspen was confused and ashamed. Dealing with a problem that has sadly become all too common on college campuses around the country, she stumbled through her first semester—a challenging time made even harder by the coldness of her college's "conflict mediation" process. Her desperation growing, she made a bold decision: She would seek healing in the freedom of the wild, on 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. A nineteen-year-old girl alone and lost, she conquered desolate mountain passes and met rattlesnakes, bears, and fellow desert pilgrims. Exhausted after each thirty-mile day, at times on the verge of starvation, Aspen was forced to confront her numbness, coming to terms with the sexual assault and her parents' disappointing reaction. On the trail and on her own, she found that survival is predicated on persistent self-reliance. She found her strength. After a thousand miles of solitude, she found a man who helped her learn to love and trust again—and heal. Told with elegance and suspense, 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.

Zero Days

The Real Life Adventure of Captain Bligh, Nellie Bly, and 10-year-old Scrambler on the Pacific Crest
Author: Barbara Egbert
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899974953
Category: Travel
Page: 224
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In April 2004, Barbara Egbert and Gary Chambers and their precocious 10-year-old daughter Mary embarked on a 2,650-mile hike from Mexico to Canada along the famed Pacific Crest Trail. This the well-told tale of their epic adventure, which required love, perseverance, and the careful rationing of toilet paper. Six months later, Mary would become the youngest person ever to successfully walk the entire trail.The trio weathered the heat of the Mojave, the jagged peaks of the Sierra, the rain of Oregon, and the final cold stretch through the Northern Cascades. They discovered which family values, from love and equality to thrift and cleanliness, could withstand a long, narrow trail and 137 nights together in a 6-by-8-foot tent. Filled with tidbits of wisdom, practical advice, and humor, this story will both entertain and inspire readers to dream about and plan their own epic journey.

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California

Section Hiking from Tuolumne Meadows to Donomore Pass
Author: Philip Kramer
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594858799
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 336
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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 everywhere From 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 itineraries Unlike 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.