Skywalker–Appalachian Trail Book Soars to #1 Kindle Ranking in Sports, Hiking & Camping Books

    Product Details File Size:1239 KB Print Length:246 pages Publisher:Create Space for paperback version; 2 edition (April 25, 2008) Sold by:Amazon Digital Services Language:English ASIN:B004Y6AGJ6 Text-to-Speech: Enabled Lending:Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,590 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #1 in Books > Sports & Outdoors > Hiking & Camping > Excursion Guides #1 in Kindle Store...

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Wide Open West on the Pacific Crest Trail

Wide Open West on the Pacific Crest Trail

Many long-distance hikers have commented–and it is true–that the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is very different from the Appalachian Trail (AT). The overwhelming feeling on the PCT is of unbounded expansiveness. Hour after hour, day after day, hikers are greeted with wide open vistas and sweeping expanses. This is very different from the Appalachian Trail, which runs through the so-called ‘green tunnel’. People often ask me,...

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Hiking in the Snow on the Pacific Crest Trail

Unlike on the Appalachian Trail, a Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) hiker is often forced to hike in the snow. The most snowy mountain passes are in the ‘High Sierra’, however a thru-hiker can expect more snow fields in the northern Cascades. The general consensus amongst PCT (and John Muir Trail) hikers is to clear one snowy pass per day. The best time to do that is usually in the late morning, allowing the early morning ice and crust to...

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Oregon–The Active Outdoor Lifestyle

Oregon is the anti-Florida. Let’s face it: when people retire to Florida, they are more often than not pursuing a sedentary lifestyle. I had never been to Oregon until I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). I was blown away by what I saw. Oregon’s culture is decidedly outdoor-oriented. The kind of people who move there are gung-ho on an array of outdoor activities, ranging from mountaineering, sailing, and kayaking, to all team...

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Pacific Crest Trail Skirts Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier in Washington stateĀ is the highest mountain in the northern Cascades. The Pacific Crest Trail skirts Rainier; but fortunately it does not cover the summit of the peak. That would be flat out dangerous given that Rainier is a so-called ‘technical climb’, requiring crampons, ice axes, and more. Periodically there are deaths on Rainier, almost always having to do with sudden weather change. Further south in Oregon, PCT...

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