Celebrating the history, beauty, and significance of the most iconic hiking trail in America's West Coast, authors Mark Larabee and Barney Scout Mann present The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail. This Penguin book, published by Rizzoli and featuring a foreword by Cheryl Strayed, has the distinction of being the only illustrated volume officially published in association with the Pacific Crest Trail Association. It contains over 250 contemporary images, previously unpublished historical photos, and documents from the PCTA archives. As an added bonus, the official map is folded into an inside pocket.
Enjoy the splendor of the Pacific Crest, designated as one of the first two national scenic trails in 1968, as the book takes you on a journey through the 2,650 miles from the Mexican border to the Canadian border through California, Oregon, and Washington. See why hikers from all over the world are drawn to this path by a love of the outdoors, a passion for conservation, and the challenge of the trek.