Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

(Pacific Crest Trail Association)
Address:5325 Elkhorn Blvd
PMB 256
Sacramento, CA 95842

Phone:916-349-2109 - Phone
Fax:916-349-1268 - Fax
Phone:888-728-7245 - Toll Free
Web: www.pcta.org

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Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

(Trail Administrator - USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region)
Address:1323 Club Dr
Vallejo, CA 94592

Phone:707-562-8837 - Phone
Fax:707-562-9055 - Fax
Web: www.fs.fed.us/pct
Established: October 2, 1968. Description:Lying along the spectacular shoulders of the Cascade and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges from Canada to Mexico, the Pacific Crest is the West Coast counterpart of the Appalachian Trail. Inspired in the 1930s by the idea of a long-distance mountain trail, citizen activists worked with the Forest Service to establish the trail. It passes through 25 national forests and 7 national parks.
Legth: 2,638 miles.

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My daughter and I are hiking the full Pacific Crest Trail, 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada, in the narrow window in which she's strong enough and I'm not yet decrepit.
After Strycker finished the Pacific Crest Trail four years ago, he said people asked if he would plan another trek, but he felt he was "sort of done with long-distance hiking.
She subsequently penned the moving memoir Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail, which British novelist Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About A Boy) has adapted elegantly for the big screen.
The film is based on author Cheryl Strayed's moving autobiographical book, which follows an ill-equipped and emotionally broken young woman on a 1,000-mile redemptive journey through the wild landscapes of the Pacific Crest Trail, one of the longest and most visually spectacular in the U.
Escaping a grim world of war abroad and inequality at home, I fled with my teenage daughter to the mountains of Oregon to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and commune with more humane creatures.
com)-- Timberline Adventures announces a bike tour worthy of any rider's bucket list: An epic 39-day odyssey that will criss-cross the Pacific Crest Trail 25 times.
Paul Rose, 23, Scott Williams, 23, and Matt Walker, 22, - three Westlake High School grad buddies walking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, resupplying along the way in places like American Legion halls and VFW posts.
The Pacific Crest Trail reaches from Mexico to Canada: a grueling stretch with many physical demands.
The cactus eaters; how I lost my mind-- and nearly found myself--on the Pacific Crest Trail.
In 2004 the authors began a six-month journey to hike the length of the pacific Crest Trail with their ten-year-old daughter.
By the way, the above observations are related to 40 years field experience and walking through many national parks and wilderness areas along the Pacific Crest Trail between Mexico and Canada.
In contrast to mountain climbing, hiking the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail requires a certain type of mental stamina and an ability to shift into the slow, easy pace of walking.

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