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:: Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California
Day and Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California
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.
About David Harris
is the Harvey S. Mudd Professor of Engineering Design at Harvey Mudd College and the author of Terrific engineering textbooks and hiking guidebooks. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering and his M.Eng. and S.B. degrees in EECS and Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has designed microprocessors at Intel Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, and Broadcom, and his passion for chips is reflected in his books on the subject. He began his hiking adventures as a wee tot on his father's back and has been exploring the mountains and deserts ever since. Now, his own three boys are frequent companions on these trips.
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