The 2650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, adopted by Congress as a National Scenic Trail, passes through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the United States. Hiking along this ridge-crest route, you'll see Mt. Jacinto, Mt. Whitney, Lassen Peak, Mt. Shasta, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier and Glacier Peak. You'll traverse 24 national forests, 34 wilderness areas, 7 national parks, plus numerous other parks and recreational areas. Trail elevations range from near sea level at the Columbia River on the Oregon-Washington border, to 13,180 feet at Forester Pass in the High Sierra. Written by accomplished hikers who have each logged over 5,000 trail miles, this book is the only accurate, comprehensive guide to the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon and Washington. Featuring a complete map of the route, in the form of 149 topographic strip maps, Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon&Washington will give you an extensive description of the trail, tips on planning your hike, history of the trail, and information on the region's natural history, geology and ecology.