Pacific Crest Trail Oregon and Washington  by Jeffrey P. Schaffer

Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon and Washington Guide Book

by Jeffrey P. Schaffer (Wilderness Press)
Pacific Crest Trail Oregon and Washington  by Jeffrey P. Schaffer
The 2650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, adopted by Congress as a National Scenic Trail, passes through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the United States. Hiking along this ridge-crest route, you'll see Mt. Jacinto, Mt. Whitney, Mt. Ordeals, Lassen Peak, Mt. Shasta, Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Glacier Peak. You'll traverse 24 national forests, 34 wilderness zones, 7 national parks, plus numerous other parks and recreational areas. Trail elevations range from near sea level at the Columbia River on the Oregon-Washington border to 13,180 feet at Forester Pass in the High Sierra.

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Trails from the "Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon and Washington" Guide Book
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Graphic contrasts in land use separate this section into two very different segments. The southern half is largely a subalpine parkland glistening with lakes cupped in forests and meadows. Most of thi ...
White Pass, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 99
Needle-pointed Mt. Thielsen, approached early on this hike, is this sectionfs star attraction; its terrain is even more spectacular than that seen along the PCT through this sectionfs Diamond Peak W ...
Gilchrist, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 61.3
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Because this is the longest section and because it has the greatest elevation change, it is the most diverse. It starts near the west end of Bridge of the Gods, which at 180 feet elevation is one of t ...
Carson, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 147.5
Both Sections A and B have a paucity of lakes and a surplus of roads, but in Section C the scenery changes, and at last you feel you are in a mountain wilderness. In fact, before the mid-1970s, the sc ...
Medford, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 76
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In this section, you will traverse along a very rugged section of the North Cascades. This hike ranks second only to Volume 1’s John Muir Trail section in difficulty. Traversing around Glacier Peak, t ...
Scenic, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 117.5
The final leg of the PCT leads from the North Cascades Highway (Washington 20) at Rainy Pass to Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia. In this relatively short trek, there is vehicle access only a ...
Mazama, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 70.3
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The terrain crossed in Section F is an approximate mirror image of that crossed in Section E. Starting from Highway 242, you head north across recent lava flows that also make up the last part of Sect ...
Bend, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 112.5
In this short section, the hiker traverses around Oregon’s highest and most popular peak, glacier-robed Mt. Hood. If you start your hike at Timberline Lodge, you can traverse around the peak in one lo ...
Government Camp, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 51.7
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In Section E, the PCT traverses three types of terrain. The first third of this section’s PCT traverses slopes deficient in both views and lakes. On the middle third, which starts at Irish Lake, the t ...
Gilchrist, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 76
PCT hikers who have used the Volume 1: California guide will note that its Section R is essentially the same as this volume’s Section A. The reason for this duplication is that the Pacific Crest Trail ...
Hamburg, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 64.5
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Sections A and C are among the highest stretches of PCT to be found in either Oregon or Washington. In contrast, Section B, between them, is one of the lowest, and it is certainly the driest, least sc ...
Siskiyou, OR - Hiking - Trail Length: 54
From high traverses along craggy crests, to meadowland tours past swimable lakes, to forest walks near churning rivers, this section bisects a spectacular variety of Cascades backcountry, making for a ...
Snoqualmie Pass, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 74.7
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