It has a lot of good information, but also a lot of extra (personal) words added that make it a large book. Yogi’s Pacific Crest Trail Handbook – This is THE PCT guide book for preparing for a thru-hike. A Beginner’s Guide To The Pacific Crest Trail By Mac 0 Comments The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,600 mile (4,286 km) trail that runs from the US/Mexico border all the way into British Columbia, Canada. 13-time PCT thru-hiker Scott Williamson has contributed his comments regarding water availability and places few people know about. The Pacific Crest Trail. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), officially designated as the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail closely aligned with the highest portion of the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges, which lie 100 to 150 miles (160 to 240 km) east of the U.S. Pacific coast. This is an excellent guide with sound advice and techniques that have been trail-tested over thousands of miles. Updated Dec 2019. Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2014. The most important thing to realize about this book before buying it is that it is relevant not only to people wanting to hike either very long distances or the Pacific Crest Trail. I thru hiked the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and you can, too. Mileage matches Halfmile’s 2018 mileage. Written by three-time Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker and co-creator of the Guthook’s Guide to the Pacific Crest Trail Paul Bodnar, the Pocket PCT is truly an expert’s guide. I purchased this book after deciding to hike the pct. I did a lot of skimming to skip the extra words. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 20, 2020. Something bloomed inside me as I traced its jagged line with my finger on a map” (p. 4). Manual on planning and preparing for hikes of the Pacific Crest Trail through California, Oregon, and Washington. The Pacific Crest Trail Data Book contains a summary of the entire Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), covering a distance of 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada. Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2013, A journey like this requires careful timing. It is a collection of different opinions from people who have thru-hiked the PCT. This is the book you’ve been looking for. It is brimming with ideas and advice, some of which will be appropriate for one hiker and not for another (as Ray himself points out). In the first part of the book, you will get useful tips from experienced PCT hikers and learn backpacking and hiking basics. But the information in this book is timeless. It contains an elevation profile for the entire trail that is broken into ten-mile segments, showing the trail’s elevation in feet. As one example, technique for covering various distances of trail without water supply along the way, and so on. A mountain long distant hike in winter is not for mere mortals. There was a problem loading your book clubs. A little bit outdated, but lots of good information. A new book documents the stories of a husband-and-wife hiking team and others who tackled the 2,653-mile long Pacific Crest Trail in the western U.S. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. There's a problem loading this menu right now. The trail passes through three states: California, Oregon, and Washington. Buy on Amazon Four full-color books present all the essential trail data you need to hike from Mexico to Canada on the PCT. For many people, the Pacific Crest is the ultimate long-distance hiking trail. what Guidebooks to purchase, etc. If you own Appalachian Trials do not buy this book. Please try again. The rest is up to you!! Start here for basic PCT hiking information. No returns. The seemingly mundane practical stuff is what I like. A way to get an overview of this wonderful trail without being bogged down with lots of info! Pacific Crest Trail Hiker's Handbook: Innovative Techniques and Trail Tested Instruction for the Long Distance Hiker, AdventureLore Press; 2nd edition (January 1, 1996), Reviewed in the United States on August 5, 2020. 2. This is not an ultralight (concise) book. CRAIG'S PCT PLANNER: Craig's PCT Planner is a resource that allows you to plot a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike by inputting a starting date, starting point, ending point, hiking pace, hiking day length (in hours), and how much time to add for every 1,000 feet of elevation gained. It was an idea, vague and outlandish, full of promise and mystery. I highly recommended this book for those interested in lightening their load or long distance hiking. Read 47 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Long-distance hiking guidebooks for the Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail, PCT, CDT. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) traces a 2,650-mile route from the California-Mexico border north to the border of Washington and Canada. The information particular to hiking the PCT is a little outdated but I learned much about lightweight hiking philosophy! This guide will prepare you for hiking and surviving this spectacular wilderness experience. We're here to help PCT thru-hikers and section hikers through the lengthy planning process. Though it is specific to the PCT, it offers many great tips and explains some of the intricacies of thru hiking in a way no other book does. I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail by Gail D. Storey (Goodreads … It is still the most comprehensive and useful single source of material for planning any PCT hike that is available, it is worth its weight in gold!”. We are a print-on-demand company. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Also, there are some nice points about taking care of nature, self-sustaining in an Apocalypse, the shock of coming back to civilization and other side topics of interest to the outdoors person are included. We’ve been where you’re going. Pacific Crest Trail Hiker's Handbook: Innovative Techniques and Trail Tested Instruction for the Long Distance Hiker Paperback – January 1, 1996 by Ray Jardine (Author) 4.6 out of 5 stars 28 ratings We’ve done what you’re about to do. He communicates ideas, approaches, and techniques well. If your planning on doing the pct you have to read this book. About Pacific Crest Trials: A Psychological and Emotional Guide To Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail by Zach Davis and Carly Moree Each year, thousands of backpackers take to the Pacific Crest Trail with the intention of successfully thru-hiking the 2,650-mile footpath that extends from Mexico to Canada. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Description. 1. We know it's hard! Yogi’s Pacific Crest Trail Handbook answers all these questions . Old as the hills in this our digital age. . His opinion is worth listening to. Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2017. Please try again. Why did the PCT capture Strayed’s imagination at that point in her life? 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Updated Pacific Crest Trail Maps, Data Book & Elevation Profiles… A complete set of original topographic maps for the 2,650 mile Pacific Crest Trail, annotated with hundreds of useful waypoints and points of interest, plus mileage and elevation data… all in an easy-to-read format. This valuable planning and hiking resource is written by hikers for hikers. Exactly what each town/resort has for resupply, lodging, restaurants, ATM, internet, fuel, shower, etc. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Mile 445 book. Please try again. Plan Your Hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. For almost 2700 miles the PCT travels from Mexico to Canada. It takes theconfusion out of pre-hike planning and on-trail logistics. The author is Barney Scout Mann . Out of print. If this book was a backpack it would weigh 100 pounds. The Pacific Crest Trail is a challenging 2,650 mile (4,265 kilometer) trek through California, Oregon, and Washington. Although this book is written with the Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker in mind, the principles are largely similar. A Pacific Crest Trail planning guide. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon, by Eli Boschetto, covers the entire 455.2-mile stretch of the PCT through Oregon in this comprehensive guidebook for hiking the world-famous, long-distance trail.The state is divided into six trail sections, and is presented in a manner to make the PCT accessible to hikers of all abilities and interests. There are few who can claim to know the trail better than its author. Some, like me, make do with a bivy. The bottom line is this: Ray and his wife have successfully completed multiple 2000+mile hikes and have spent years living on the trail. Yogi’s Pacific Crest Trail Handbook answers allthese questions . 416 pages, basically a textbook on hiking the PCT. Curbside Pickup Available NOW! Take what you like from his book, leave what you don't. The Trek is All Things Thru-Hiking. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. I was amazed how accurate everything is described, from a scientific point of view - Ray's logic is crystal clear too. The thought of planning and completinga Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike can be overwhelming. Now thoroughly updated and redesigned, Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California starts at the Mexican border and guides you to Yosemite’s beautiful backcountry. Back on my first PCT hike in 1992, I used the Wilderness Press guides and a AAA road map to plan my PCT hike. I knew one rationalized his winter hike because he could have Ben & Jerry's ice cream in his pack, Reviewed in the United States on May 22, 2016. This book is the comprehensive Pacific Crest Trail guide book. Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2015. This valuable planning and hiking resource is written by hikers for hikers. 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