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The Pacific Crest Trail Data Book contains a summary of the entire Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), covering a distance of more than 2,660 miles from Mexico to Canada. The trail passes through three states:
California, Oregon, and Washington. The PCT terrain varies from desert in Southern California, to the mountains of the High Sierra in Central California, to the Cascades in far Northern California and continuing through Oregon and Washington.
This book was created as an adjunct to Wilderness Press's PCT guidebooks for planning, tracking, and as a quick reference on the trail. Trail information is comprised of landmarks, listed as they occur in a northerly direction, from Mexico to Canada. For each landmark, the following information is given: the mileage between points; the mileage from the Mexican border; its elevation; available facilities (such as water sources and post offices); and an occasional water alert when the next water source is more than 12 miles away.
This book provides:
An easy calculation of distances between any two points on the trail.
A profile of the trail elevation changes.
Assistance in preparing for hiking sections of the trail or the entire trail (a "thru hike").
Assistance in establishing daily mileage goals while on the trail.
The average angle of the trail in degrees between the previous landmark and the current landmark.