Day & Section Hikes Pacific Crest Trail: Washington (Paperback)
Discover the best of the PCT for day hikes or weekend jaunts.
The 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail is a hiker's dream. In Washington State, it runs past windswept views, expansive meadows, pristine glaciers, old-growth forests, and more. Let local hiking expert Adrienne Schaefer guide you on 33 day and overnight trips that include her favorite pieces of the PCT, from the Mount Adams Wilderness Area to North Cascades National Park and beyond. Enjoy outstanding wildflowers, great swimming, and delicious huckleberries as you experience parts of this world-class trail on foot.
This handy guide includes
- 33 day or weekend trips in geographical order from south to north across the state
- at-a-glance ratings for scenery, trail condition, difficulty, solitude, and accessibility for children
- trail maps, elevation profiles, and details about what to expect on each trip
- driving directions and GPS waypoints
- permit and fee information
About the Author
Adrienne Schaefer's love of nature and outdoor pursuits began at a young age, building forts and camping out with her family in the foothills of Washington's North Cascades. As she got older, her love turned into a lifestyle, and she decided to pursue a career in the outdoor industry. A bachelor's degree in outdoor recreation led her to a variety of outdoor-based jobs, including working for the National Park Service and U.S Forest Service as a trail crew member, wildland firefighter, and a climbing ranger on Mt. Rainier. She was also a professional ski patroller for six years and now helps instruct women's backcountry ski clinics in the North Cascades. Adrienne currently lives in the quiet community of Winthrop, on the east slopes of the North Cascades. When not working, she enjoys trail running, gardening, and sharing her love for the outdoors with her husband and two young boys.