[pct-l] Which PCT guidebook would you take?
K. Scott Parks
scott at delnorteresort.com
Thu Sep 28 23:55:16 CDT 2006
For the purpose of hiking the entire trail, you *must* have the following 3
books from Wilderness Press:
PCT: Southern California
PCT: Northern California
PCT: Oregon & Washington
These books contain 'directions' and maps and are must haves for the trail.
With that said, the "PCT Data Book" is a condensed version of mileages and
landmarks from the guidebooks. On a long hike you will consult the Data Book
far more than the guidebooks. Note, it has no maps and is not a substitute,
but a highly reccomended additon to the above mentioned books
Yogi's book is icing on the cake. It provides even more information that
will help you in preparing your hike and in the trail towns along the way.
Make no mistake, it's not an alternative to the guidebooks, just additonal
Don't buy the books through the PCTA, get them from amazon.com. You'll spend
$50 for the guidebooks and data book. A $30 savings over the PCTA.
I've seen two different guidebooks that seem worth buying, the PCTA databook
and Yogi's guidebook. Is there a major difference in the two--like an
outstanding feature that would make the decision immediately--or is it a
matter of preference? As of now, I'm thinking of buying the PCTA guide on
the basis of weight (I won't be using mail drops.)
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