Synopses & Reviews
Discover the best segments of the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington with this succinct and portable guide. Instead of guiding hikers through the arduous task of hiking the entire Pacific Crest Trail, this guide helps travelers plan trips that incorporate hiking on the PCT. From the mighty waters of the Columbia River to the majestic peaks of the North Cascades, the hikes collected in this book represent a culmination of the author's experiences along a trail full of culture, history, and breathtaking scenery. Carefully edited maps and elevation graphs generated with GPS data collected by the author on the trail will help make any trip a success. This cargo-pocket guide offers author-tested advice to help hikers make the most of their time away from civilization.
Many hikers dream of walking the entire length of the famed Pacific Crest Trail (2,650 miles from Canada to Mexico). But time, jobs, and other obligations get in the way. These three new guides make it easy to explore the most memorable stretches of the route in Washington, Northern California, and Southern California. While not intended for thru-hiking reference, their handy format and concise information make these books a perfect companion for short trips on the PCT. Trips range from one day to multi-day adventures along the trail. Each trip is shown on a map and has an elevation profile, depicting all the ups and downs, with GPS coordinates given for trailheads. All three titles include a comprehensive ratings system (for scenery, trail condition, difficulty, and solitude), information on water sources, links to continuing trails, and other vital details. This title contains 30 trips in Washington.
About the Author
Adrienne Schaefer is owner of Anew Outdoors, a custom-based guide service that offers everything from sea kayaking to fly-fishing trips in the great Northwest. She received a Bachelor Degree in Outdoor Recreation from Western Washington University and is a Wilderness First Responder. She is a ski patrol at Stevens Pass in the winter.