Bombs to Trails Interweaving Heritage Life and PTSD on the Pacific Crest Trail

Bombs to Trails  Interweaving Heritage  Life  and PTSD on the Pacific Crest Trail

I am driving my green Subaru Outback, and every inch of it is packed full of hiking gear and Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) resupply boxes. Our two big dogs, Roxy, a twelve-year-old Labrador, and Lily, a threeyear-old Weimaraner, ...

Author: Jessica Pekari

Publisher: Jessica Pekari

ISBN: 9798985474701

Category: Travel

Page: 300

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In an effort to set the Southbound Fastest Known Time record on the Pacific Crest Trail, Jessica Pekari sets off on an adventure to hike from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. Pekari is an ultrarunner and used to pushing her body to its limits, but the challenges she faces on the trail test both her physical and mental endurance.
Categories: Travel

The Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail

You might feel you could make a donation to the Pacific Crest Trail Association, a non-profit making organisation dedicated to the promotion ... Many of the stores and resorts along the PCT and many of the trail angels have a hiker box.

Author: Brian Johnson

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783625017

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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A comprehensive guidebook to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), an epic 2650 mile trek through the USA from the Mexican border to British Columbia in Canada. 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 guidebook is divided into 101 sections of 2 to 3 days, which can be combined into longer days according to ability and preference. This comprehensive guide provides 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 encountered, this is an essential companion to taking on - and completing - this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The PCT 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.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail Southern California

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail  Southern California

Most PCT hikers resupply in one of three ways: mail packages (usually to a post office or pre-arranged lodging near ... Some hikers mail a “bounce box” up the trail, from resupply facility to resupply facility, with things like extra ...

Author: Shawnté Salabert

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594858819

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 324

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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*
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader Oregon and Washington

The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader  Oregon and Washington

It's just a few miles from Mountain Station to the Pacific Crest Trail. ... Like other thru hikers, Donovan had mailed himself boxes of provisions —to post offices in Anza, Cabazon, Big Bear, Agua Dulce, and points north.

Author: Rees Hughes

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594855108

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 500

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* Unique woodcut illustrations decorate both volumes * Trail map to follow story locations in each volume * For both hikers and armchair adventurers of the PCT Exploring the people, places, and history of the Pacific Crest Trail as it ranges 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada, THE PACIFIC CREST TRAILSIDE READER EBOOK brings together short excerpts from classic works of regional writing with boot-tested stories from the trail. The heart of this anthology is these real trail tales, stories taken from PCT hikers: trailside humor and traditions, "trail angels" and "trail magic," encounters with wildlife and wild weather, stories of being lost and found, rescues, and unusual incidents. Revealing a larger context are historical accounts of events such as Moses Schallenberger's winter on Donner Pass and pioneer efforts like the old Naches Road that ended up creating access to today's trails; Native American myths and legends such as that of Lost Lake near Mount Hood; and selections from highly-regarded environmental writers who have captured the region in print, including Mary Austin in The Land of Little Rain ; John Muir in The Mountains of California; and Barry Lopez in Crossing Open Ground. Readers will also enjoy a few more surprising contributions from the likes of Mark Twain and Ursula Le Guin. For this digital edition of the PCT READER, we combined our two print volumes into a single, robust ebook that features stories from both the CALIFORNIA and OREGON & WASHINGTON volumes. Because the two-volume set is a compilation of old and new essays, however, the editors were not able to obtain digital publication rights for some of the previously published material. So while this combination ebook includes all the newly commissioned stories, as well as many other pieces for which the editors did have digital access, there are approximately four contributions from each of the printed books that do not appear here.
Categories: Literary Collections

Pacific Crest Trail Southern California

Pacific Crest Trail  Southern California

required for all vehicles, while parked along any road or even at a designated trailhead, in Angeles, Cleveland, ... Just south of the memorial plaque, the Pacific Crest Trail curves south under the freeway via a boxed culvert, ...

Author: Ben Schirfin

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899973166

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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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.
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Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail Northern California

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail  Northern California

If you buy as you hike, you can end up with glorious fresh food, but it can also cost you time off the trail and some ... At some places—like hostels, hotels, and PCT host homes—you might find a hiker box of freebies for long-distance ...

Author: Philip Kramer

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594858796

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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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.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Bree Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail B W

Bree Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail  B W

Miles: 7 Total PCT miles: 702 Happies: -A shower, a breakfastburrito, fresh fruit from Jess, some resupply boxes, Jess, a shower, food, a shower!! -Larry Watson!!! A great guy who was willing to give up the majority of his afternoon to ...

Author: Anna Knutson


ISBN: 9781312120570

Category: Backpacking


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Relive 2,668 miles of joy, agony, beauty and accomplishment as you read Bree Fuqua's blog. The gorgeous photography will transport you to the very depths of the Mojave and the highest peaks of the Sierras collected during her successful 2013 Pacific Crest Trail Trek.
Categories: Backpacking



Write to Secretary, Pacific Crest Trail Conference, Box 1907, Santa Anna, Calif. 92702. D Northwest Trail Project: The Pacific Northwest Trail Association seeks volunteers to build a 1200-mile foot- and-horse trail in between the ...





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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

I Promise Not To Suffer

I Promise Not To Suffer

First, study the guidebooks (e.g., Yogi's PCT Handbook by Jackie McDonnell, and Leslie C. Croot's Pacific Crest Trail Town Guide published by the Pacific Crest Trail Association) to figure out where you want to ship each box, ...

Author: Gail Storey

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594857461

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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"Witty, wise, and full of heart, Gail Storey’s winning memoir of her hike on the Pacific Crest Trail at the age of fifty-six is a book for every one who ever dreamed of taking the road less traveled. I Promise Not to Suffer is as inspiring as it is hilarious, as poignant as it is smart. It’s one of those oh-please-don’t-let-it-end books. I’d carry it in my backpack anywhere.”—Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild CLICK HERE to download the first 50 pages from I Promise Not To Suffer (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) With comfortable urban lives in Houston, Texas, and career and life goals mostly accomplished, Gail D. Storey and her husband were in their fifties when they decided it was time to test themselves on a new path—a 2,663-mile path known as the Pacific Crest Trail, which stretches from Mexico to Canada. I Promise Not to Suffer is Gail's light-hearted yet heart-felt memoir about her and her husband's adventures and misadventures, deepening marriage, and reflections on being irrevocably changed by life on the trail. She was a novice hiker, while he was an experienced outdoorsman. Removed from their usual routines and living outside in the wilderness for months exposed hidden intricacies in their relationship. Hiking 20 miles a day over mountains, thirsting in the high desert of California, forcing frozen feet into icy socks and boots each morning in the High Sierra, stumbling through lava fields in Oregon—Gail was required to meet the elements on their own tough-love terms. From an encounter with a mountain lion to her mother's battle with cancer at home, she confronts each challenge with wit and brave style. While a dangerous loss of weight forces Gail to leave the PCT after 900 miles, she regains strength and later rejoins her husband on sections until he triumphantly reaches the northern terminus in Canada. Humorous yet honest, this journey of harrowing hilarity and reluctant revelations will be loved by active hikers (appendices include details of their unique ultralight gear and other essential how-to information), fans of female adventure stories, and armchair travelers alike. Want to know more about author Gail Storey? Head to her website today. Praise for I Promise Not To Suffer: “At times wrenching memoir, at times hilarious, I Promise Not to Suffer pulls no punches and has a wicked sense of fun. Storey reminds me again of what is possible with a big imagination, a dose of scrappy courage, and a lot of love.” --Peter Heller, author of The Dog Stars and Kook “Some have called Gail Storey the Nora Ephron of the wilderness. With her own unique wit, Storey shares Ephron’s commitment to creating and tending a long, nourishing marriage. I Promise Not to Suffer is a portrait of a union that does not fray or break under pressure but is forged, toughened, and tenderized.” --Sara Davidson, author of Leap!, Loose Change, and The December Project “Of the many books that I have read about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, none have captured the trail experience from so many different perspectives.Single hikers, couples, and those who stay behind will all enjoy Gail Storey’s account of the challenges, the beauty, and the PCT community found along the way.” --Liz Bergeron, Executive Director and CEO, Pacific Crest Trail Association Winner of the Nautilus Awards 2014 "Better Books for a Better World" Silver Award! Winner of the Colorado Books Awards 2014 in the Memoir category!
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Zero Days

Zero Days

ADZPCTKO: Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off. bear box: A large, sturdy, metal container, bolted to the ground or chained to trees, in which backpackers store any scented supplies (such as food, sunscreen, and toothpaste) to ...

Author: Barbara Egbert

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899974958

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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In April 2004, Barbara Egbert and Gary Chambers and their precocious 10-year-old daughter Mary embarked on a 2,650-mile hike from Mexico to Canada along the famed Pacific Crest Trail. This the well-told tale of their epic adventure, which required love, perseverance, and the careful rationing of toilet paper. Six months later, Mary would become the youngest person ever to successfully walk the entire trail.The trio weathered the heat of the Mojave, the jagged peaks of the Sierra, the rain of Oregon, and the final cold stretch through the Northern Cascades. They discovered which family values, from love and equality to thrift and cleanliness, could withstand a long, narrow trail and 137 nights together in a 6-by-8-foot tent. Filled with tidbits of wisdom, practical advice, and humor, this story will both entertain and inspire readers to dream about and plan their own epic journey.
Categories: Travel