Pacific Crest Trail Southern California

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This comprehensive guide provides in-depth coverage of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the Mexican border to Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. Plan day hikes, weekend backpacks, or an extended thru-hike adventure with this indispensable resource.Our PCT gurus supply maps, photos, resupply access routes, side trips, and updated trail data. Learn about rocks, plants, animals, and human history along the trail. Plan for, trouble-shoot, and enjoy your PCT adventure with this authoritative guide. Over 200...

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Overview

This comprehensive guide provides in-depth coverage of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the Mexican border to Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. Plan day hikes, weekend backpacks, or an extended thru-hike adventure with this indispensable resource.Our PCT gurus supply maps, photos, resupply access routes, side trips, and updated trail data. Learn about rocks, plants, animals, and human history along the trail. Plan for, trouble-shoot, and enjoy your PCT adventure with this authoritative guide. Over 200 maps included. Winner of the Classic Award in the 2008 National Outdoor Book Awards.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899973166
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press
  • Publication date: 3/12/2003
  • Series: Pacific Crest Trail Series
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 354
  • Sales rank: 237,931
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introductory Chapters
Locator Map xii
Chapter 1 The PCT, Its History and Use 1
Chapter 2 Planning Your PCT Hike 7
Trekking Days or Weeks versus Trekking Months 7
Organizations Relevant to the Pacific Crest Trail 9
Mailing Tips (including post offices along or near the route) 14
Federal Government Agencies (with south-to-north listing) 15
Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail--Dayhiking/Backpacking 18
Trail Advice 18
Items to consider for your backpack 19
Animal and Plant Problems on the PCT 23
Weather 29
Hypothermia 31
High Altitude Problems 32
Chapter 3 PCT Natural History 33
Geology 33
Biology 42
Plant Communities of California's Pacific Crest Trail 50
Chapter 4 Using This Guide 57
Our Route Description 57
Icons Used in this Book 59
Following the Trail 60
Map Legend 61
California PCT Mileage Table 62
Trail Sections
Section A Mexican Border to Warner Springs 64
Section B Warner Springs to San Gorgonio Pass 96
Section C San Gorgonio Pass to Interstate 15 near Cajon Pass 124
Section D Interstate 15 near Cajon Pass to Agua Dulce 160
Section E Agua Dulce to Highway 58 near Mojave 190
Section F Highway 58 near Tehachapi Pass to Highway 178 at Walker Pass 226
Section G Highway 178 to Mt. Whitney 254
Section H Mt. Whitney to Tuolumne Meadows 296
Recommended Reading and Source Books 342
Index 345
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