Bookshelf

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: The Series

These brand-new guides by Mountaineers Books offer the most comprehensive and up-to-date information for hiking all 2,660 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, and are specifically designed to appeal to both section- and thru-hikers. Each of the four volumes—SoCal, NorCal, Oregon and Washington—are divided up into manageable sections with emphasis on accessibility, camp locations, water sources, connecting trails and resupply locations. Planning details include trail maps, elevation profiles, suggested itineraries and regional resources. Each is also crammed with full-color photos to inspire you to hike some, or all, of the PCT at your own comfortable pace.

Hiking the PCT: SoCal

Begin your PCT journey with the 942 miles from the California–Mexico border in the Mountain Empire to the alpine meadows of Yosemite's Tioga Pass. Cross the arid Mojave before trekking northward and upward into the spectacular high passes of the Sierra Nevada. Includes tons of inspiring and informative info to help get you started. Written by Shawnté Salabert. $25
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Hiking the PCT: Oregon

This volume covers the 455 miles of PCT from the Siskiyou Mountains to the Columbia River Gorge. Highlights include nine wilderness areas, Crater Lake National Park, and Oregon’s iconic volcanic peaks, including Mt. Hood, the Three Sisters and Diamond Peak. Full of natural and cultural history, native legends, flora, fauna and geology. Written by Eli Boschetto. $25
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Hiking the PCT: NorCal

Complete the journey thru California with the PCT's 738 miles from Tioga Pass in Yosemite to Donomore Pass in the Siskiyou Mountains. Trek thru Lassen National Park, the Trinity Alps and the Marble Mountain Wilderness before entering the Northwest's Cascade Range. Packed with stunning photos and tons of helpful trail beta. Written by Philip Kramer. $25
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Hiking the PCT: Washington

The final 505 miles of the PCT’s journey northward stretches from the Columbia River Gorge to Monument 78 on the Washington–Canada border. This volume highlights Indian Heaven, the stunning Goat Rocks, Cascade Lakes and Glacier Peak wilderness areas, before completing the journey thru Washington’s North Cascades. Written by Tami Asars. $25
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More Pacific Crest Trail

Tales from the Trail-V1

Both aspiring and armchair PCT hikers will enjoy this selection of narratives from the PCT thru California.
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Tales from the Trail-V2

Continue your journey along the Pacific Crest Trail thru Oregon and Washington with more hiker stories.
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The Story Behind the PCT

Learn the almost-lost history of the people behind the creation of the Pacific Crest Trail in this gorgeous photo book that will have you itching to lace up your boots and hit the trail.
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Get Ready!

The PCT is more than just a physical challenge. Learn how how to prepare for the mental and emotional challenges to help you succeed.
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Hahahaha!

If you like your PCT narratives with a healthy dose of biting satire and snark, you will love this hiker's not-so-Wild journey along the PCT.
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A Couple's Journey

There were no great epiphanies, no magic answers to life’s burning questions, no “ah-ha!” moments. This is not a tale of personal growth.
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Trail Handbooks

Prepare

Learn the basics of backcountry travel and wilderness skills to ensure smart and safe hiking.
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Go Farther

Up your hiking game with tips and info for long-distance trail conditioning and logistics.
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Go Lighter

Master ultralight long-distance hiking techniques to cover more miles, easier.
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Mmm...

Smart menu solutions for long-distance hiking to keep on going.
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Look Out!

Know what to look and listen for when you're hiking thru Bigfoot country.
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Nature Guides

Oregon Wild

Details the unique natural and historical aspects of Oregon's wilderness areas.
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NW Flowers

Identify flowering plants and berries along the PCT in Oregon and Washington.
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NW Trees & Shrubs

Guide to the tall green and brown things you may observe along the PCT in Oregon and Washington.
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Ents Live!

Amazing study of nature at work. You will never look at a forest the same way again!
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