Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California: Section Hiking from Tuolumne Meadows to Donomore Pass

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Author: Kramer, Philip

Brand: Mountaineers Books

Color: Black

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  • Mountaineers Books Hiking the Pct No. California - 9781594858789

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 336

Release Date: 01-03-2018

Details: Product Description 2018 Banff Mountain Book Competition Category Finalist in Guidebooks 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. Review Philip Kramer's practical, beautiful Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California is the first piece of PCT camping gear you should consider acquiring. (Kevin Hoover Mad River Union) [Hiking the PCT: Northern California] details particulars such as top campsites, water sources, noteworthy side trips, road access, permits, gear, and views--with 150 full-color photographs you'll wish were poster-size. (Jess Chamberlain Sunset Magazine) Every year, hundreds of hikers embark on what amounts to a multi-month pilgrimage, while others choose to tackle shorter sections of the trek. This guidebook series is ideally suited for those section hikers. (Jessica Kutz High Country News) About the Author Philip Kramer is a Seattle-based adventure and travel photographer. Born in Olympia, WA, and raised in nearby Montesano, WA, he began photographing rural landscapes around his home as a teenager. After receiving an AFA in Photography from Everett Community College in 2002, he moved to Seattle and began assisting acclaimed nature photographer Art Wolfe. Kramer opened his own photograp

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