Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon Book Signing

May 16, 2017
 
Waucoma Bookstore is hosting author Eli Boschetto for a book signing on Friday, June 2nd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the bookstore (212 Oak St., Hood River).  Boschetto will be signing his guidebook Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon. 
 
About the Book
 
Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon, by Eli Boschetto, covers the entire 455-mile stretch of the PCT between Donomore Pass on the California–Oregon border to the Bridge of the Gods on the Oregon–Washington border. It is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource for hiking the Oregon portion of the world-famous, long-distance trail. The state is divided into six trail sections , each of which can be hiked in about one week, and is presented in a manner to make the PCT accessible to a variety of hiking styles and interests. Some sections can be divided even further to accommodate limited hiking time or for shorter weekend outings. Quitting jobs, leaving family and living on peanut butter and beef jerky for six months is not required to get out and create your own PCT adventure.
 
The guidebook features a nearly mile-by-mile guide to the PCT through Oregon, describing nearly every up, down, twist and turn the PCT makes as it winds its way through old-growth forests, over alpine meadows, across desolate lava fields, and around snowy, Cascade peaks. Detailed area info highlights the natural features of every region, from unique geologic formations in the Siskiyou Mountains to prominent wildflowers in the Three Sisters Wilderness. There’s even fun historical trivia about the trail and some of the geographic features seen along the way.
 
Trail Sections
 
Every trail section includes a complete overview, packed with plenty of details and inspiring full-color photos.
Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon employs a new section numbering system for ease of trip planning and more convenient access to trail sections. (This numbering system varies slightly from the traditional PCT lettering system; letters are included to help coordinate longer thru-hikes)
 
♦ Sec. 1: Donomore Pass to Fish Lake
♦ Sec. 2: Fish Lake to Cascade Crest
♦ Sec. 3: Cascade Crest to Willamette Pass
♦ Sec. 4: Willamette Pass to Santiam Pass¹
♦ Sec. 5: Santiam Pass to Timberline Lodge¹
♦ Sec. 6: Timberline Lodge to Bridge of the Gods
¹ Can be split in half for shorter hikes.
 
Section Features
 
Detailed, full-color maps and elevation profiles show you where to find campsites, water sources and connecting trails.
Each section of Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon is packed with tons of information to help you start planning your PCT hike.
 
♦ Detailed camp-to-camp descriptions
♦ Trail maps and elevation profiles
♦ Locations of reliable water sources
♦ Driving directions to trailheads
♦ Alternate routes and connecting trails
♦ Info on camping and wilderness permits
♦ Near-trail resources and resupply locations
♦ Ranger stations and contact info
♦ Suggested hiking itineraries
♦ Seasonal info, flora and fauna
 
Even More Resources
 
Comprehensive appendix resources help you do everything from plan a resupply to find a nearby burger and milkshake.
Four appendix sections provide a wealth of logistical information to help you put the finishing touches on your PCT hiking plans.
 
♦ Permit info
♦ Trail maps
♦ Ranger Stations
♦ Contact info
♦ Area lodging
♦ Nearby camping
♦ Dining & refreshments
♦ Grocery stores
♦ Resupply services
♦ Additional resources
 
About the Author
 
Eli Boschetto is a seasoned hiker, trail writer and photographer. He spent four years hiking and meticulously researching the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon in order to develop the most complete and detailed Oregon PCT resource available. Eli has been published in numerous outdoor and Northwest travel publications. He served as a trail correspondent for Backpacker from 2008 to 2013, and as the editor and art director for Washington Trails from 2011 to 2016. Eli lives in Portland, Oregon, and is currently at work on two new hiking guides for the Portland and Mount Hood regions.
 
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