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Interstate 5 to Highway 140 Professional Review and Guide
"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 scenic section to be found in either state. This section abounds with logged lands that the PCT often passes through or skirts around. If these don’t detract from this section’s appeal, the lack of wilderness sensation will: often you are closely paralleling logging roads or jeep roads. Furthermore, although two sizable lakes are approached—Hyatt and Howard Prairie—both are dammed and both lack any alpine or subalpine character. And there is a notable lack of drinking water. With such a list of detractions, Section B will certainly be shunned by many and its trail will likely be taken mainly by long-distance hikers passing through to a more scenic section."
--Jeffrey P. Schaffer, Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon and Washington (Wilderness Press).
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