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

Day & Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California (Paperback)

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

The 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail traverses the "high road" from Mexico to Canada through three states. In this Northern California guide, local Wendy Lautner describes 31 day hikes and overnight trips on the PCT in northern Yosemite National Park, through Sonora, Ebbetts, and Carson passes, the Desolation Wilderness and Lake Tahoe area, and farther north into Lassen Volcanic National Park and Russian and Marble Mountain wildernesses.

Enjoy sparkling alpine lakes, windswept views, outstanding wildflowers, spectacular fall colors, great swimming, and much more on hikes ranging from a mile-long waterfall stroll to a scenic 22-mile trek.

This handy guide includes:

  • trail maps and elevation profiles
  • ratings for scenery, trail condition, difficulty, solitude, and accessibility for children
  • driving directions to, and GPS waypoints for, trailheads
  • permit and fee instructions for overnighters
  • details about what to expect on the trail

About the Author

At around the turn of the century, Wendy Lautner was a recovering pre-med major at Humboldt State University in Northern California. Having just recently returned from a study-abroad program in Central America, the idea of sitting in one place for too long seemed hard to fathom. Discussing this dilemma with her father via email he suggested she try journalism because, "then you can travel and do all kinds of fun things and get paid well for it." While she still hasn't quite mastered the "getting paid well" part, Wendy took her dad's advice and signed up for the school newspaper. Since then she has worked at "Paddler Magazine," wrote sports coverage in the adrenaline hub of Lake Tahoe area for the "North Lake Tahoe Bonanza," had a stint as the newspaper editor at the "Lincoln News Messenger" serving Sacramento's up-and-coming bedroom community to the north, and has written for heaps of other publications, Web sites and the like on topics ranging from recreation and travel to environmental issues.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780899975078
ISBN-10: 0899975070
Publisher: Wilderness Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2010
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Day & Section Hikes