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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
     

Pacific Crest Trail Data Book: Mileages, Landmarks, Facilities, Resupply Data, and Essential Trail Information for the Entire Pacific Crest Trail, from Mexico to Canada

by Benedict Go
 

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This essential, cut-to-the-chase handbook to the Pacific Crest Trail(PCT) is based on the comprehensive Wilderness Press guidebooks to the PCT. Packed with trail-tested features, it's useful both on and off the trail. Use this indispensable tool for pre-trip planning for resupply stops, easily calculating distances between any two points on the trail, planning both

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This essential, cut-to-the-chase handbook to the Pacific Crest Trail(PCT) is based on the comprehensive Wilderness Press guidebooks to the PCT. Packed with trail-tested features, it's useful both on and off the trail. Use this indispensable tool for pre-trip planning for resupply stops, easily calculating distances between any two points on the trail, planning both north-bound and south-bound hiking trips, and setting daily on-the-trail mileage goals by knowing trail gradient and the locations of campsites, water sources, and facilities.

Whether you're hiking the entire PCT or just sections of it, the first step of the journey begins with this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899973692
Publisher:
Wilderness Press
Publication date:
01/15/2005
Series:
Pacific Crest Trail Series
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 7.52(h) x 0.32(d)

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INTRODUCTION
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.

Meet the Author


Benedict Go thru-hiked the PCT in 1996 and since that time has been committed to updating the essential pocket guide to the trail. All of his book royalties are donated to the PCTA's Jane and Flicka Endowment Fund, which helps fund trail maintenance and promote trail use.

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