Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California Guide Book

by Ben Schirfin, Jeffrey P. Schaffer, Thomas Winnett, Ruby Johnson Jenkins (Wilderness Press)
Pacific Crest Trail Southern California  by Ben Schirfin, Jeffrey P. Schaffer, Thomas Winnett, Ruby Johnson Jenkins

368pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0899973167

During the 1800s, Americans traveling west toward the Pacific were challenged by incredible mountain barriers. It never entered anyone's mind to make a recreational trek along their crests... Starting at the Mexican border, the Pacific Crest Trail winds past deserts, scales high peaks, and cools off in Sierra lakes before entering Oregon. By the time its 2,650-miles reach Canada, it has traversed 24 national forests, 37 wilderness areas, and 7 national parks.

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Trails from the "Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California" Guide Book
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... Preview: The Mojave Desert is the arid setting for this short, least characteristic segment of the Pacific Crest Trail. Some of the route is not even really trail, but rather it follows dusty dirt roads along ... From the guidebook "Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California"
Los Angeles, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 109.3
... Preview: Near the end of this section PCT hikers reach the celebrated High Sierra, with its 14,491-foot Mt. Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States. Your journey there passes entirely within ... From the guidebook "Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California"
Lone Pine, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 113.5
... Preview: Surprisingly to many people, most geographers include the Tehachapi Mountains as part of the mighty Sierra Nevada, calling the range the “Sierran Tail” or the “Sierran Hook.” The Sierra’s southernmost ... From the guidebook "Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California"
Mojave, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 84.1
... Preview: True to its name, the Pacific Crest Trail through the San Gabriel Mountains remains on or close to the watershed dividing streams that flow into the Pacific Ocean from those that run north, losing the ... From the guidebook "Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California"
Los Angeles, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 112.5
... Preview: This southernmost section of the Pacific Crest Trail is among the most varied of all. It traces a fine line between scorching desert and dense, rolling brushlands, occasionally in fine mid-mountain fo ... From the guidebook "Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California"
Campo, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 110.6 miles
... Preview: The Pacific Crest Trail from the Mt. Whitney Trail junction to Tuolumne Meadows passes through what many backpackers agree is the finest mountain scenery in the United States. Some hikers may give fir ... From the guidebook "Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California"
Lone Pine, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 175.8
... Preview: Running the entire length of the San Bernardino Mountains, this long trail section samples most of the diverse ecosystems found there. Beginning in San Gorgonio Pass in the sweltering heat of a typica ... From the guidebook "Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California"
Cabazon, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 132.9
... Preview: The San Jacinto Mountains are the high point—and the highlight—of the Pacific Crest Trail’s excursion through the northern Peninsular Ranges, and they afford the first true high-mountain air and scene ... From the guidebook "Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California"
Warner Springs, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 101.4 miles
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