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Day & Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California
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Day & Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California
Wendy Lautner


Many hikers dream of walking the entire length of the famed Pacific Crest Trail (2,650 miles from Canada to Mexico). But time, jobs, and other obligations get in the way. This new guide makes it easy to explore the most memorable stretches of the route in Northern California. While not intended for thru-hiking reference, the handy format and concise information makes this book a perfect companion for short trips on the PCT. Trips range from one day to multi-day adventures along the trail. Each trip is shown on a map and has an elevation profile, depicting all the ups and downs, with GPS coordinates given for trailheads. Includes a comprehensive ratings system (for scenery, trail condition, difficulty, and solitude), information on water sources, links to continuing trails, and other vital details. This title contains 32 trips in Northern California.



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Day & Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Washington, 2nd edition
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Day & Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Washington, 2nd edition
Adrienne Schaefer


Washington is a dynamic state, to say the least. It's amazing how quickly the landscape can change: Fires rage in the summer, closing trails and burning huge swaths of forest; bridges get washed away in massive floods; and avalanches knock trees over like matchsticks, taking out entire sections of trail with them. The second edition of Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Washington, by local author Adrienne Schaefer, provides hikers with updated trail and road conditions, places to visit in the great mountain towns surrounding them, and information on some of the major environmental events that have happened over the past four years, which includes the largest wildfire season in Washington State history. The second edition also includes five new hikes, one of which travels along the glaciated flanks of Glacier Peak through a breathtaking section of the PCT that was closed 2003-2011.

With new maps, photos, and updated trail information, this guide highlights sections of the PCT in the Columbia River Gorge, Gifford Pinchot National Forest with views of Mount Adams, Mount Rainier National Park, and Pasayten wildernesses. The guide includes ratings for scenery, trail condition, difficulty, solitude, and accessibility for children. In addition, it has driving directions.


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Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon, 3rd edition
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Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon, 3rd edition
Paul Gerald


Discover the best PCT sections for a day hike or weekend jaunt

Sweeping views, glorious meadows, towering peaks, countless lakes and waterfalls, Oregon’s portion of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail includes some of the most beautiful hikes in the country. Let local hiking expert Paul Gerald guide you to the best of them. You’ll find 28 day and overnight hikes, from a four-mile trip up Chinidere Mountain—with views stretching from Mount Jefferson to Mount Rainier—to a 30-mile trek to the incomparable Maidu Lake, the headwaters of the North Umpqua River.

This comprehensive guidebook includes trail maps and elevation profiles, as well as ratings for scenery, difficulty, solitude, trail condition, and accessibility for children. You’ll also find driving directions to trailheads, GPS waypoints for key locations, permit and fee instructions, and details about what to expect on the trail.

Traverse the “high road” through Oregon as the PCT crosses Mount Hood National Forest, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Crater Lake National Park, and so much more. Every trip is another adventure.


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Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California
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Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California
David Harris


A succinct, portable guide to the best segments of the Pacific Crest Trail in Southern California.

The Pacific Crest Trail was designated as one of the first National Scenic Trails way back in 1968. As it traverses the “high road” from Mexico to Canada, incredible views are not only commonplace but also uniquely diverse, because the trail connects six of North America’s seven eco-zones. The PCT’s familiar, well-worn path is a special place for hikers from all walks of life on walks of all lengths and for all reasons.

Instead of guiding you through the arduous task of hiking the entire PCT, the goal of this book is to help you plan trips that incorporate hiking on the PCT in Southern California, whether you have just an afternoon to spare or you want to escape for the entire weekend. 

Carefully edited maps and elevation graphs generated with GPS data collected by the author on the trail will help make your trip a success.

This cargo-pocket guide offers author-tested advice to help you make the most of your time away from civilization, however long (or short) that stretch may be.



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Desolation Wilderness, 4ed
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Desolation Wilderness, 4ed
Jeffrey P. Schaffer


This is the most comprehensive guidebook to Lake Tahoe's finest hiking area. It offers you: 32 accurately described hiking trips in four areas: Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay, South Fork American River (trails south of Highway 50), and Upper Truckee River (trails north of Highway 88 and west of Highway 89).

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East Bay Trails, 2ed
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East Bay Trails, 2ed
David Weintraub


The only guide dedicated entirely to hiking San Francisco’s East Bay has been revised and updated, and features 3 new trips in Contra Costa County. Includes 56 trips for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding on oak-studded hills, grassy ridges, rocky peaks, forested valleys, and salt-marsh shoreline. East Bay Trails is the most complete and up-to-date trail guide for Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. While the route descriptions pertain to hiking most of all, other outdoor enthusiasts-fitness walkers, joggers, equestrians, and bicyclists-will also find them useful.

2nd edition



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Hawaii Trails, 3ed
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Hawaii Trails, 3ed
Kathy Morey


Pele's magical haunt, the big island of Hawai'I encompasses spectacular and diverse landscapes, from shimmering bays to exhilarating 14,000-foot volcanoes. In this thoroughly updated new edition, choose from 58 hikes that explore Mauna Loa, Kilauea, Kaumana Caves, and Mauna Kea State Park, among other fabulous places. Discover black sand beaches, sea turtle coves, lava lanes, and rainforest valleys.

3rd edition



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Hiker's Guide to the High Sierra: Yosemite, 7ed
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Hiker's Guide to the High Sierra: Yosemite, 7ed
Jeffrey P. Schaffer


This compact guide to El Capitan, Half Dome, Glacier Point, and Yosemite National Park’s famous waterfalls is packed with the park’s 25 best dayhikes and 5 top backpacking trips, plus a handy four-color, fold-out topographic map (the updated 15-minute Yosemite quad). First published in 1969, the newly updated seventh edition of Hiker’s Guide to the High Sierra: Yosemite includes:

  • Indispensable tips on permits, camping, lodging, and supplies.
  • Useful information about bears, bugs, gear, and weather.
  • Details about the area’s geology, history, flora, and fauna.

This handy book and map is the perfect guide to the best of the canyons, domes, peaks, waterfalls, and creeks of John Muir’s “Range of Light.” One of Wilderness Press’s best-selling authors, Jeffrey P. Schaffer has written numerous guides to the spectacular Sierra Nevada.

7th edition



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Hiking & Adventure Guide to the Sonoma Coast & Russian River
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Hiking & Adventure Guide to the Sonoma Coast & Russian River



The only complete guide to the six state parks and 15 coastal and riverside regional parks in one of the most rugged and beautiful regions of northern California: the magnificent Sonoma Coast and Russian River. The full range of outdoor adventures are described here, including hiking, camping, diving, whale/seal watching, and more. It also reveals unmarked sites that few visitors know about—a true insider’s guide.

At Sonoma Coast State Park, explore miles of sandy beaches, isolated coves, and wildflower-covered trails. Watch for whales at Bodega Head. Visit Fort Ross State Historic Park, a Russian colonial outpost dating back to 1812. Free-dive for abalone at Salt Point State Park, site of strange sandstone sculptures and a rare pygmy forest. See the rhododendrons that bloom each spring at nearby Kruse Rhododendron Reserve, then turn inland to Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, home to the last major stand of old-growth redwoods in Sonoma County. Finally, admire the grand vistas and refreshing solitude of Austin Creek State Recreation Area.

  • Includes 25 detailed trail descriptions of hikes in Sonoma’s coastal and river state parks, and coverage of 15 regional parks.
  • Detailed trail maps and a table of GPS waypoints for trail junctions and points of interest.


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Hiking and Backpacking Big Sur, 2ed
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Hiking and Backpacking Big Sur, 2ed
Analise Elliot Heid


A Complete Guide to the Trails of Big Sur, Ventana Wilderness, and Silver Peak Wilderness

This is the most detailed guide to hiking and backpacking in Big Sur. Explore the endless hiking and backpacking possibilities in 75 trips (plus numerous side trips) on the rugged coastline and isolated backcountry trails of Big Sur, Ventana Wilderness, and Silver Peak Wilderness. Stretching 90 miles from Carmel to San Simeon, Big Sur consists of coastal cliffs, jagged rocky promontories, ancient redwood forests, and lush riparian woodlands. This invaluable resource gives the latest information on the trails, roads, camps, and beaches in Big Sur, plus all of the area's state parks and wilderness areas.


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