04/01/2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Take on the PCT in sections of several days or a week: here’s how. Tami Asars shares everything you need to know in her new guidebook, including access, camp-to-camp mileage, and best places to stake your tent. Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Washington breaks down the state’s more than 500 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail into stunning routes that can be easily knocked off in four days, a week or more. This is boots-on-the-ground trail beta from one of the state’s most experienced hikers. Hike from the skirts of Mount Rainier National Park to the pristine Alpine Lakes Wilderness; or from the vivid waters of Lake Chelan to the dry ridgelines of the Pasayten Wilderness near the Canadian border. Features include: 7 trail sections broken down into 4- to 10-night trips Easy-to-understand, full-color route maps and elevation profiles Detailed and engaging route descriptions, including sites, history, flora, and fauna Camp-to-camp mileages Info on specific campsites and reliable water sources Alternate routes, desirable detours, and connecting trails Information on permits, hazards, restrictions, and more Clear references to PCTA section letters, for easy cross-referencing Suggested itineraries that allow you to tailor your trip to your pace More than 150 full-color photos Whether you plan to tackle the PCT section by section, use the companion guides to Oregon and California (see below!) to plan a full PCT thru-hike, or explore the route at your leisure in Washington State—this unparalleled guide will help you find your way. A native of Washington State, hiker and outdoor writer Tami Asars teaches classes on backpacking basics, lightweight backpacking, and more. She is also the author of Hiking the Wonderland Trail. Visit Tami at www.tamiasars.com.