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13650 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070-5099

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Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

You have probably heard about the Appalachian Trail. Bill Bryson introduced it to many of us with his book ‘A Walk in the Woods’.

But recently another trail has been making the news and it is much closer to home: the Pacific Crest Trail.

It is 2,663 mi long and it takes on average 152 days to hike the full length. The trail runs from the U.S. border with Mexico to the U.S. border with Canada and crosses through 25 national forests and 7 national parks.

Detailed information about hiking the trail can be found on the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s website:


If this all sounds interesting, but you don’t have time to hike the trail yourself, try one of these recent memoirs:



I Promise not to Suffer


Storey, Gail Donohue




Strayed, Cheryl



If you are interested in listening to this, try one of our audiobook options


Interested in experiencing at least a part of it?  Try a day or section hike:



Day & Section Hikes


Lautner, Wendy

~ written by Birgit



another good one

Another fun and funny book on hiking the Pacific Crest Trail is The Cactus Eaters: how I lost my mind - and almost found myself - on the Pacific Crest Trail by Dan White.