Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada Hiking the PCT Cicerone | 9781852849207
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Guidebook to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), an epic 2650-mile hike from the Mexican border to Canada's British Columbia. One of the world's best hikes, the route passes through California, Oregon and Washington State, taking in the Mojave desert, High Sierras, Cascades and countless more wild mountains of America's west coast. The PCT attracts thousands of walkers every year. Most hike short sections, but several hundred take on the ultimate challenge of thru'-hiking the entire route in one summer. The guidebook caters for both and is divided into 101 2 to 3 day stages, which can be combined into longer days according to ability and preference.
This comprehensive guide is intended to provide all the information and maps hikers will need. Alongside the notes and route descriptions, there are overview maps for the entire trail, and a detailed introduction that provides essential advice for planning and completing the route. From information on packing, supplies, water and bears, to details on the mountains, wildlife and regions trekkers will go through; this is an essential companion to taking on - and completing - this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Through deserts and forests, and over snow-covered passes and along alpine ridges, this is a long wilderness trek of true adventure and exploration through diverse and stunning mountain scenery. The trail boasts breathtaking scenery and varied landscapes, through deserts and forests, and over snow-covered passes and along alpine ridges. This is a long wilderness trek of true adventure and exploration through diverse and stunning mountain scenery.