Your hiking and backpacking guide to the PCT
In Oregon and Washington, the Pacific Crest Trail winds past rivers, peaks, forests, meadows, fascinating geological formations, and other natural wonders. Let our PCT gurus—Jordan Summers, Jeffrey P. Schaffer, and Andy Selters—help you with everything you need to know about this section of the 2,650-mile trail, which traverses 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas, and 7 national parks. In Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon and Washington, you’ll meet up with the PCT at the California border and hike, climb, descend, and switchback your way to the edge of Canada.
Written by accomplished hikers who have each logged over 5,000 trail miles, this book helps you locate the trail and side trips, find water sources, and access resupply routes. Featuring a complete map of the route—Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon and Washington provides rich descriptions of the trail, tips on planning your hike, and information on the region’s natural history, geology, and ecology. You’ll also get important details on camping, permits, and the best seasons to go. Plan a day hike, a weekend trip, or an ambitious thru-hike. Let’s get going. The trail awaits!