Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail Southern California

This cargo-pocket guide offers author-tested advice to help you make the most of your time away from civilization, however long (or short) that stretch may be.

Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail  Southern California

The Pacific Crest Trail was designated as one of the first National Scenic Trails way back in 1968. As it traverses the “high road” from Mexico to Canada, incredible views are not only commonplace but also uniquely diverse, because the trail connects six of North America’s seven eco-zones. The PCT’s familiar, well-worn path is a special place for hikers from all walks of life on walks of all lengths and for all reasons. Instead of guiding you through the arduous task of hiking the entire PCT, the goal of this book is to help you plan trips that incorporate hiking on the PCT in Southern California, whether you have just an afternoon to spare or you want to escape for the entire weekend. Carefully edited maps and elevation graphs generated with GPS data collected by the author on the trail will help make your trip a success. This cargo-pocket guide offers author-tested advice to help you make the most of your time away from civilization, however long (or short) that stretch may be.

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Whether you want to tackle the PCT section by section; plan a thru-hike (see inside for a list of companion guides to Northern California, Oregon, and Washington), or simply explore the Southern California portion of the route at your ...

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

"The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail stretches roughly 2650 miles from Mexico to Canada, passing through rich and varied terrain in California, Oregon, and Washington. While many hikers attempt to cover the distance in a single, epic journey, most of us are lucky to have just a week to devote to hiking. [This book] breaks down the region's more than 940 miles of the PCT into shorter backpacking trips. Whether you have four days, a week, or even a bit more time, you'll find a stunning route that is right for you. Author Shawnté Salabert details everything a section hiker needs to know, including access points, mileages between campsites, and the best places to stake your tent--from the boulder-strewn hillsides of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to the fragrant pine forests of San Bernardino National Forest to the shores of alpine lakes in the High Sierra. Whether you want to tackle the PCT section by section; plan a thru-hike (see inside for a list of companion guides to Northern California, Oregon, and Washington), or simply explore the Southern California portion of the route at your leisure--this unparalleled guide will help you find your way."--Back cover.

Pacific Crest Trail Southern California

We made the decision in 2001 to split The Pacific Crest Trail, Volume 1: California into two separate volumes, and to take the time to bring the book into the 1990s. Times had changed and the way books and maps are produced for print ...

Pacific Crest Trail  Southern California

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.

Pacific Crest Trail Southern California

PACIFIC CREST TRAIL: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FROM THE MEXICAN BORDER TO TUOLUMNE MEADOWS First edition 1973 Second edition 1977 Third edition 1982 Fourth edition 1989 Fifth edition 1995 Sixth edition 2003 Seventh edition 2020 Copyright ...

Pacific Crest Trail  Southern California

The PCT’s #1 Guide for More Than 45 Years First published in 1973, The Pacific Crest Trail, Vol. 1, California quickly established itself as the book trekkers could not do without. Now thoroughly updated and redesigned, Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California starts at the Mexican border and guides you to Yosemite’s beautiful backcountry. It winds past deserts, scales high peaks, and cools off in Sierra lakes. Let PCT gurus Laura Randall, Ben Schifrin, Ruby Johnson Jenkins, Thomas Winnett, and Jeffrey P. Schaffer share more than four decades of expertise with you. They’ll help you with everything you need to know about this 942.5-mile section of the 2,650-mile trail, which traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas, and 7 national parks. In this book, you’ll find All-in-one guide by accomplished hikers who have logged over 5,000 trail miles Detailed trail descriptions and alternate routes Full-color customized maps, drawn to scale with one another Need-to-know information for day hikes, weekend backpacks, and an ambitious thru-hike Tips for locating the trail, water sources, and resupply access routes This guidebook will be your truest companion. So now’s the time to get going. The trail awaits!

Pacific Crest Trail Southern California

First published in 1973, The Pacific Crest Trail, Vol. 1, California quickly established itself as the "PCT Bible"-- the book trekkers could not do without.

Pacific Crest Trail  Southern California

First published in 1973, The Pacific Crest Trail, Vol. 1, California quickly established itself as the "PCT Bible"-- the book trekkers could not do without. Now thoroughly updated and redesigned into two portable volumes, Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California starts at the Mexican border and guides you to Yosemite's beautiful back country. Its companion volume meets the trail at Tuolumne Meadows and drops you at Oregon's door. Thru-hikers to Canada will find the rest of their journey in Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon & Washington. Our PCT gurus help you locate the trail, water sources, and resupply access routes with detailed descriptions, customized maps, and tips on alternate routes. Whether you're planning day hikes, weekend or week long backbacks, or an ambitious thru-hike, everything you need to know about--from bears to trees--is here.

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail Southern California

in 1977 as the Pacific Crest Trail Conference, the PCTA is a very active nonprofit that coordinates with the Forest Service, ... SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S PCT: ANOVERVIEW A hilltop monument marks the PCT's southern terminus in Campo, ...

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail  Southern California

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. While many hikers attempt a “thru-hike” every year, beginning in Campo, California and connecting their footsteps all the way to Manning Park, B.C., even more people enjoy “section hiking” – tackling the trail in bits and pieces. This guidebook serves as a road map to section hiking the Southern California portion of the PCT, beginning at its southern terminus in Campo and ending 942.5 miles north at Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park. From the magical cactus gardens of the Mojave Desert to the snowy peaks of the High Sierra, this book covers one of the most biologically and geologically diverse portions of the PCT. Author Shawnté Salabert serves as your personal trail guide along the way, offering informative route descriptions, interesting sidebars, and colorful stories that will deepen your experience on this iconic trail, whether you’re headed out for a weekend, a week, or a month. Each volume of this new series focuses on section-by-section pieces of the PCT and includes the following features: • Inspirational full-color guides with over 150 color photographs in each • Trail sections of 4- to 10-night trips • Detailed camp-to-camp route descriptions • Easy-to-understand route maps and elevation profiles • Details on specific campsites and most-reliable water sources • Road access to and from various trail sections • Info on permits, hazards, restrictions, and more • Alternate routes and connecting trails • Clear references to the PCT’s established system of section letters, designating trail segments from Mexico to Canada—so you can easily cross-reference the guides with other PCT resources • Key wilderness sights along the way • Suggested itineraries *Download an errata for Hiking the PCT: Southern California for a profile fix here*

Day Hikes and Overnights on the Pacific Crest Trail Southern California From the Mexican Border to Los Angeles County

As a san diego local who has circled the globe, I was pleased to discover the stunning beauty of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) virtually in my own backyard. over a prolonged series of weekend getaways, I had the privilege of hiking more ...

Day Hikes and Overnights on the Pacific Crest Trail  Southern California  From the Mexican Border to Los Angeles County

Provides information and detailed topographical maps for easy day hikes and extended overnight trips along the Pacific Crest Trail, one of America's great long-distance hiking routes, that extends from the Mexican border in the south to the Canadian border in the north. Original.

Pacific Crest Trail Southern California

This essential PCT guidebook helps readers plan a day hike, weekend trip, or thru-hike from the Mexican border to Yosemite's backcountry.

Pacific Crest Trail  Southern California

This essential guidebook helps readers plan a day hike, weekend trip, or thru-hike of the PCT in Southern California, from the Mexican border to Yosemite's backcountry.

Pacific Crest Trail Northern California

If you plan to through-hike and can choose the year to do it, then pick one in which the south half of the Sierra and all lands south of it (Sections A-H in Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California) are having a relatively dry year.

Pacific Crest Trail  Northern California

This comprehensive guide provides in-depth coverage of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park to the Oregon border. Plan day hikes, weekend backpacks, or an extended thru-hike adventure with this indispensible guidebook.This book helps you locate the PCT and and side-trips, find water sources, and access supply routes. Jeffery P. Schaffer also describes the rich geological and natural history fo these mountains. Information of camping, permits, and the best seasons to go is provided along with over 200 maps. Winner of the Classic Award in the 2008 National Outdoor Book Awards.

Pacific Crest Trail Northern California

If you plan to through-hike and can choose the year to do it, then pick one in which the south half of the Sierra and all lands south of it (Sections A-H in Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California) are having a relatively dry year.

Pacific Crest Trail  Northern California

From the time the PCT leaves the Mexican border, until it reaches Canada, it has traveled 2,650 miles through 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas, and 7 national parks. In Pacific Crest Trail: Northern Cali-fornia, you'll meet up with the PCT in Yosemite National Park's Tuolumne Meadows, then hike, climb, descend, and switchback your way to the Oregon border. You'll discover rivers, peaks, forests, meadows, fascinating geological formations, and other natural wonders. You'll pass through Emigrant, Desolation, and Marble Mountain wildernesses; Trinity Alps and Lassen National Park; and, you'll see Lake Tahoe, Burney Falls, Mt. Shasta, and Castle Crags. This book helps you locate the PCT and side-trips, find water sources, and access resupply routes. Jeffrey P. Schaffer also describes the rich geological and natural history of these mountains. Information on camping, permits, and the best seasons to go is provided along with updated maps.

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail Northern California

These are lushly attractive guidebooks--good reads and gorgeous to page through to boot—but they also offer invaluable hiking beta.

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail  Northern California

The final two (of four) volumes for the entire 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) All-color photos, maps, elevation profiles, charts, and more Dream books—and precious gifts—for trail lovers everywhere From the preeminent outdoor publisher in the West come the latest volumes in this new, unparalleled series of guidebooks to the region’s most famous trail. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail meanders north from California’s border with Mexico to the entrance of Manning Provincial Park in British Columbia, on the Washington State–Canada border. It’s a rigorous trail that has evolved since its earliest envisioning in 1926 to encompass approximately 2,650 miles of rich and varied terrain, traveling through some of the West Coast’s most beautiful country. It inspires hikers of all ages and abilities to imagine the ultimate wilderness journey. The Southern California and Northern California guides of Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail complete the four-volume set written for hikers planning to just tackle the trail sections in their nearby region, those who will chip away at pieces of the whole trail over a lifetime, or trekkers who set out in the SoCal desert and charge all the way to Canada. These are lushly attractive guidebooks--good reads and gorgeous to page through to boot—but they also offer invaluable hiking beta. Each volume focuses on section-by-section routes in each state (or region), and provides important details to help hikers plan and organize multi-night backpacks. Here’s what’s included with each expertly written guidebook: • Trail sections that promote 4- to 10-night trips • Smaller section legs allowing for easier planning and trail-time management • Detailed camp-to-camp route descriptions • Easy-to-understand route maps • Clear references to the PCT’s established system of section letters, designating trail segments from south to north, Mexico to Canada, so hikers can easily cross reference other trail resources • Details on specific campsites • Most reliable water sources • Access to and from various trail sections • Info on permits, hazards, restrictions, and more • Alternate routes and connecting trails • Key wilderness sights along the way • Suggested itineraries Unlike other PCT guidebooks, this series focuses on section hikers, who make up the vast majority of adventurers on the trail. Only a handful of folks complete a thru-hike of the trail in one trip, but the trail’s popularity continues to grow. In 2015, long-distance hikers and horseback riders from all 50 states and 34 countries were issued permits to vacation on parts of the PCT. It is one of the seminal bucket list items for outdoor lovers, whether that means completing just your own state . . . and then the next . . . and then the next . . . or as far as your dreams will take you.

Day Hikes and Overnights on the Pacific Crest Trail Southern California From the Mexican Border to Los Angeles County

Travel writer Marlise Kast-Myers includes both easy day hikes and extended overnight trips. Each route is accompanied by a detailed topographical map and the book is filled with spectacular color photos.

Day Hikes and Overnights on the Pacific Crest Trail  Southern California  From the Mexican Border to Los Angeles County

Explore sections of the famous Pacific Crest Trail between the Mexican border and Los Angeles County. Travel writer Marlise Kast-Myers includes both easy day hikes and extended overnight trips. Each route is accompanied by a detailed topographical map and the book is filled with spectacular color photos. The Pacific Crest Trail is one of America’s great long-distance hiking routes. The PCT folllows the mountains from the Mexican border in the south all the way to the Canadian border in the north. Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling Wild led huge numbers of Americans to hear about the PCT for the first time. Now Kast-Myers gives you the tools you need to get out and explore sections of that fabled route for yourself.

The Pacific Crest Trail A Hiker s Companion Second Edition

A guide to the Pacific Crest Trail describes the route in detail, as well as the plants and animals hikers will see along the way, tells stories about local history, and suggests other ways to enrich this hiking experience.

The Pacific Crest Trail  A Hiker s Companion  Second Edition

A guide to the Pacific Crest Trail describes the route in detail, as well as the plants and animals hikers will see along the way, tells stories about local history, and suggests other ways to enrich this hiking experience.

Trekking Along

This book is a detailed account and narrative of backpacking the first 700 miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail- a 2,680 mile trek from Mexico to Canada.

Trekking Along

This book is a detailed account and narrative of backpacking the first 700 miles of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail- a 2,680 mile trek from Mexico to Canada.

Moon Drive Hike Pacific Crest Trail

The rocky and forested alpine landscape defies the stereotypic Southern California scenery—you won't find palm trees, ... A robust and well-maintained highway system provides many opportunities to access the Pacific Crest Trail, ...

Moon Drive   Hike Pacific Crest Trail

Whether you're day hiking or taking a weekend getaway, hit the road and hit the legendary trail in California, Oregon, and Washington with Moon Drive & Hike Pacific Crest Trail. Make your escape on shorter trips from nearby cities, hit all the national parks along the PCT, or drive the entire two-week route from California to Washington Find your hike along the Pacific Crest Trail with detailed trail descriptions, difficulty ratings, mileage, and tips for picking the right section of the trail for you Discover adventures on and off the trail: Watch the bubbling mud pots below Lassen Peak or admire Joshua trees in the sparse and peaceful Mojave Desert. Savor artisan, homemade-style pies of all kinds in Julian, sample craft beers in Bend, or gorge yourself at Timberline Lodge's gourmet brunch buffet. Cross the Columbia River on the historic Bridge of the Gods, climb into the massive granite peaks of the North Cascades, or catch a magical sunrise over the eastern edge of Oregon's Crater Lake Take it from avid hiker Caroline Hinchliff, who shares her insight on the best spots for wildlife-watching, glamping, or having a Wild moment Full-color photos, strategic itineraries, easy-to-use maps and site-to-site driving times Get the lowdown on when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, and braving different road and weather conditions, plus tips for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road-trippers with kids With Moon Drive & Hike Pacific Crest Trail's practical tips and local know-how, you're ready to lace up your hiking boots, pick a trailhead, and embark on your adventure. For more epic getaways, check out Moon Drive & Hike Appalachian Trail.

Pacific Crest Trail Data Book

The essential, cut-to-the-chase handbook for hiking and backpacking the PCT If you want bare-bones information about the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail without all the long, detailed descriptions, the Pacific Crest Trail Data Book is ...

Pacific Crest Trail Data Book

The essential, cut-to-the-chase handbook for hiking and backpacking the PCT If you want bare-bones information about the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail without all the long, detailed descriptions, the Pacific Crest Trail Data Book is exactly what you’re looking for. Based on data from the three comprehensive Wilderness Press guidebooks to the PCT, this book is filled with convenient, easy-to-read, at-a-glance tables. Compact and lightweight, with trail-tested features, it’s handy both on and off the trail. Use it for pre-trip planning for resupply stops; setting daily on-the-trail mileage goals by anticipating campsites, water sources, trail gradient, and facilities; and easily calculating distances between any two points on the trail. Whether you’re north- or south-bound, whether you’re hiking the entire PCT or just sections of it, the first step of your journey begins with this book.

The Pacific Crest Trail

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA : CHAPARRAL AND PINES 1 FRAGRANT WITH SAGE , a riffling breeze played among low hills ... to one of the fence posts near a crumbling customshouse was a small shield marking the southern end of the Pacific Crest Trail ...

The Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail is marked by diamond shaped signs nailed to trees. The imaginative proposal of Clinton Clarke, of California, was new. It is a 2400 mile path linking the wilderness of public forests and parks in three states.

Pacific Crest Trail Pocket Maps Southern California

Southern California The Pacific Crest Trail Pocket Map Series is a complete and concise set of topographic maps created with digitized base maps covering every step of the 2,655 mile trail from Mexico to Canada.

Pacific Crest Trail Pocket Maps Southern California

Southern California 6th Edition - November 1, 2014 The Pacific Crest Trail Pocket Map Series is a complete and concise set of topographic maps created with digitized base maps covering every step of the 2,655 mile trail from Mexico to Canada. The most current data available! Completely verified and updated from 6,255 audio notes and 631,230 GPS points collected during authors 2nd hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013. The land cover, hydrology and contour data used to create these maps has been collected within the last 5 years, presented in a completely uniform manner across all 381 maps. No other complete PCT map set available can say this! Features: + 381 full color, digitized topographic maps + Seamless. Uniform styles, colors, fonts and unit of measure. + Beautiful 3D hill shading + Highly detailed elevation chart on each map + Last 5 years of fire perimeters + Section overview maps with sub-sections and legends + 6" x 9" (15.2cm x 22.9cm) format for easy pack stowage + Accumulated trail mileage every mile + Resupply locations within 90 miles of map center + 1:38500 scale with NAD83 decimal degree tick marks + Data book information printed at each locale on the maps + Accurate trail trace is a hybrid of USFS, postholer.com, et al. + Over 2,400 resupply, water, trail junction, camp site, etc, locations + Volunteer trail crew recognition on each map Part of a 3 volume set, these 6" x 9" full color topographic maps are designed to stow easily into your pack, without sacrificing the detail required by a hiker in the back country. All 3 Pacific Crest Trail Pocket Maps volumes are: Southern California, Northern California and Oregon/Washington.

National Geographic Trails Illustrated Pacific Crest Trail San Jacinto and Laguna Mtns San Gorgonio Pass to Mexico Topographic Map Guide

The map and trail profile provide a step by step visual guide to hiking the trail, mile by rugged mile. The Topographic Map Guide is built for all levels of hiking enthusiasts, from the day tripper to the multi month 'thru-hiker'.

National Geographic Trails Illustrated Pacific Crest Trail  San Jacinto and Laguna Mtns San Gorgonio Pass to Mexico Topographic Map Guide

- Waterproof - Tear-Resistant - Topographic Map The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in this part of Southern California covered by the San Jacinto and Laguna Mountains Topographic Map Guide rises steadily from San Gorgonio Pass into the San Jacinto Mountains, where the trail climbs just above 9,000 feet. The PCT then winds through the desert and rangeland of the rugged San Felipe Hills and eventually heads into the Laguna Mountains before the final descent to the southern terminus at the Mexican border, where it is marked by a monument. The lower elevations of this section provide a long hiking season throughout the fall, winter, and spring, but the peak summer months can bring dangerous heat and infrequent water sources. Meanwhile, the higher elevations of the San Jacinto Mountains can bring heavy snow, even during spring and fall. The PCT spans 2,650 miles from the Canadian border, through Washington, Oregon, and California to the southern terminus on the Mexican border. The famous trail crosses some of the most wild and scenic landscapes of the western U.S., including six national parks, 25 national forests, 48 wilderness areas, the volcanic Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, the snowcapped Sierra Nevada, and the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. Each PCT Topographic Map Guide includes detailed topographic maps at a scale of almost 1 inch = 1 mile. Each page is centered on the PCT and overlaps with the adjacent pages so there is little chance of getting lost. Along the bottom of each page is a trail profile that shows the distance between shelters, camping areas, and trail access points. The map and trail profile provide a step by step visual guide to hiking the trail, mile by rugged mile. The Topographic Map Guide is built for all levels of hiking enthusiasts, from the day tripper to the multi month 'thru-hiker'. The front pages of the printed Topographic Map Guide include resupply information, camping options, and much more. More convenient and easier to use than folded maps, but just as compact and lightweight, National Geographic's Topographic Map Guide booklets are printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper with stainless steel staples. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation. Map Scale = 1:75,000 Folded Size = 4.25" x 9.38"

The Pacific Crest Trail

The book captures both the grandeur of the West Coast as well as the tiniest things that a thru-hiker notices and experiences during a 140-day trek.

The Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail as you've never seen it before! A visual feast for the senses, this highly designed paperback showcases the PCT through clever infographics, modern illustration, and insightful text. The book captures both the grandeur of the West Coast as well as the tiniest things that a thru-hiker notices and experiences during a 140-day trek. Through the written word, graphic design, and illustration, The Pacific Crest Trail: A Visual Compendium conveys the beauty and the beastliness of a 2,650-mile wilderness hike from Mexico to Canada. The author chronicles the PCT through infographics about the trail and the thru-hikers' experience, and includes arresting illustrations of the landscape and minutiae of the trail. Everything from trail markers, weather challenges, and the stories behind popular toponyms to the songs stuck in a hiker's head, thru-hiker trail names, and food consumed will be addressed, making this an ideal gift for any outdoor enthusiast.