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  • Yogi’s PCT Handbook, November 2019 edition.

    430 pages, basically a textbook on hiking the PCT.  Trail legends and veterans offer PCT hiking advice:

    “Yogi” Jackie McDonnell (Double-Triple Crowner with 20,000 miles)
    “BINK” Scott Williamson (Triple Crowner with 46,000 PCT miles)
    “Anish” Heather Anderson (Double-Triple Crowner, with fastest known times on PCT, AT, AZT)
    “Scrub” Christopher Burke (AT and PCT hiker)
    “Hiker Box Special” Michael Henrick (PCT hiker)

    13-time PCT thru-hiker Scott Williamson says:  “Having done the PCT numerous times now, I cannot think of anything I would add to this book if it were my creation.  Back on my first PCT hike in 1992, I used the Wilderness Press guides and a AAA road map to plan my PCT hike.  I couldn’t even locate anyone who had hiked the trail.  I really had very little to go off of.  I would have paid $250 for Yogi’s book.  It is still the most comprehensive and useful single source of material for planning any PCT hike that is available, it is worth its weight in gold!”

    DETAILS

    This is the book you’ve been looking for.  The thought of planning and completing a Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike can be overwhelming.  There’s so much to learn:  how to resupply, what shoes/gear to buy, how to survive in the desert and the snow, what Guidebooks to purchase, etc.  Yogi’s Pacific Crest Trail Handbook answers all these questions  .  .  .  and more.

    This valuable planning and hiking resource is written by hikers for hikers.  It takes the confusion out of pre-hike planning and on-trail logistics.  It is a collection of different opinions from people who have thru-hiked the PCT.  We’ve been where you’re going.  We’ve done what you’re about to do.  This is the stuff we wish we knew before we thru-hiked.

    The first half (144 pages) is a collection of tips from previous PCT thru-hikers on a variety of hiking topics such as:

    • Maps and Guidebooks
    • Clothing
    • Footwear
    • Packs
    • Sleep Systems
    • Ultralight Hiking
    • Desert Advice
    • Sierra Advice
    • Resupply
    • Travel to/from the Start/Finish of the Trail

    The second half (272 pages) is the Trail Tips and Town Guide.  Mileage matches Halfmile’s 2018 mileage.

    TOWNS: Valuable information for 100+ hiker stops (near-trail stores/towns/Resorts/Trail Angels) including:

    • How to get to/from each resupply location
    • Town Maps
    • Maildrop Information
    • Exactly what each town/resort has for resupply, lodging, restaurants, ATM, internet, fuel, shower, etc.

    TRAIL: 

    • Historical data of every water source from Campo to Kennedy Meadows (“the desert”)
    • Historical data of all critical water sources from Kennedy Meadows to Canada
    • Where to go at confusing trail junctions
    • Sierra-specific information: tips for crossing the passes, bear box locations, canister-required areas, Sierra Public Bus information
    • Detour information
    • The best places to eat
    • Hiker-friendly motels
    • 13-time PCT thru-hiker Scott Williamson has contributed his comments regarding water availability and places few people know about.
  • Yogi’s Continental Divide Trail Handbook   © February 2019

    Ah, yes……….The Continental Divide Trail. Take every hike you’ve ever done, mix those experiences up, make everything bigger and better, and you’ve got a Continental Divide Trail hike. Seriously, it’s the most rewarding hike you’ll experience.

    “Yogi’s Continental Divide Trail Handbook” guides the experienced hiker through planning a CDT thru-hike. Like the PCT Handbook, the CDT Handbook has two distinct sections: a section for planning, and a section for on the trail. The main difference for the CDT book is that the on-trail section is strictly a Town Guide. The nature of the CDT does not allow for all the little trail-specific information like you saw in the PCT book. No two hikers walk the same CDT, so trail tips would not apply.  The CDT book is paginated in southbound order, yet simple to use for a northbound hike.

    In keeping with the conversational approach of the PCT book, the CDT book is presented with a little help from my friends. Several CDT hikers contributed their thoughts to both the Planning and Town Guide sections of the book. Different opinions on many topics are presented by several Triple Crown hikers.

    There are two sections to the Handbook
    The Planning Guide section (170 pages) is a collection of tips from previous thru-hikers on a variety of hiking topics: Comparisons PCT vs CDT, Wildlife, Trail Community, Route Choices, Transportation, Maps and Apps, Permits and Identification, Navigation, Gear Choices, Clothing and Footwear, Desert Hiking Advice, Snow Hiking Advice, Trail Town Information, Advice on Trail Food, Mail Drops and Resupply.

    The Town Guide section (222 pages) has detailed information for trail towns and resorts including:  ● Distance between resupply locations ● Ley Map, Bear Creek Map, and CDTC Map location for each town/resort ● How to get to/from each town/resort ● Town Maps ● Maildrop Information ● Exactly what each town/resort has for resupply, lodging, restaurants, ATM, phone, internet, fuel, shower, etc.

    Enjoy your hike on the Divide! As my buddy d-low says, Embrace the Brutality!

     

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    ●    Detailed topographic data
    ●    Up-do-date park information

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  • March 2017 edition

    “Denver to Durango”.  Say those three words to anyone in the long-distance hiking community, and they’ll know you are talking about the most gorgeous long trail in the USA:  the Colorado Trail. Stretching 486 miles from Denver to Durango, the Colorado Trail ranges in elevation from 5520 feet at the eastern terminus to 13,271 feet at its highest point, with the majority of the trail above 9000 feet.

    A thru-hike is about the experience, the adventure, the wonder of being self-sufficient and experiencing the beauty of our world.  You can do all of that on the Colorado Trail; however, you can’t just go to Denver, stop by REI and pick up some equipment, and then hop on the trail.  You’ve got to do a little bit of planning, a little bit of research.  That’s where this Handbook comes in pretty darned handy, guiding you through gear selection, resupply strategy, guidebooks/maps, and a myriad of other hiking topics you probably haven’t even thought of.

    Yogi’s Colorado Trail Handbook guides you through an enjoyable Colorado Trail experience – both in the planning and hiking stages.  There are two sections to the Handbook.

    The Planning Guide section (84 pages) offers advice on a variety of hiking topics such as:  route choices, transportation, guidebooks, maps, permits and identification, navigation, gear, clothing, footwear, trail town information, maildrops, and food.

    The Town Guide section (54 pages) has detailed information for 22 towns and resorts including:  how to get to/from each town/resort; town maps; maildrop information; and exactly what each town/resort has for resupply, lodging, restaurants, ATM, phone, internet, fuel, shower, etc.  These pages are printed on perforated paper so you can easily remove them from the book to take with you on the trail.

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    Pertinent CDT resupply data has been simplified!

    Never be without town information again!!

    Do you want to have the addresses and phone numbers of trail town Post Offices, resupply stores, motels, and outfitters handy?  Check out the Laminated List of Continental Trail Resupply Spots!!!

    This consolidated list is eight laminated sheets, printed front and back, in southbound order, approximately 3.5 inches by 7.75 inches each.  Total weight 1 ounce.  The list is printed on bright orange paper, then laminated.  No more digging into your pack for your data bag or phone, since this laminated list can be safely packed in an easy-to-reach outside pack pocket.  You’ll always be able to find it (brightly colored!), and no worries about your data getting wet (laminated!).

    Just imagine how simple things would be if you had this information for the WHOLE TRAIL, small and laminated, in an easy-to-reach pocket of your pack!

  • Lists are a print-on-demand service.  All list sales are final.  No returns.

    Pertinent PCT resupply data has been simplified!

    Never be without town information again!!

    Do you want to have the addresses and phone numbers of trail town Post Offices, resupply stores, motels, and outfitters handy? Check out the Laminated List of Pacific Crest Trail Resupply Spots!!!

    This consolidated list is eight laminated sheets, printed front and back, approximately 3.5 inches by 8.5 inches each. Total weight 1.5 ounces. The list is printed on bright pink paper, then laminated. No more digging into your pack for your data bag or phone, since this laminated list can be safely packed in an easy-to-reach outside pack pocket. You’ll always be able to find it (brightly colored!), and no worries about your data getting wet (laminated!).

    Just imagine how simple things would be if you had this information for the WHOLE TRAIL, small and laminated, in an easy-to-reach pocket of your pack!

  • Bringing together the best in hiking guides and trail maps:
    ●    Waterproof / Tear-resistant trail map
    ●    Detailed topographic data
    ●    Up-do-date park information

    Sale!
  • Bringing together the best in hiking guides and trail maps:
    ●    Waterproof / Tear-resistant trail map
    ●    Detailed topographic data
    ●    Up-do-date park information

    Sale!

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