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
The first half (202 pages) is a collection of tips from previous PCT thru-hikers on
a variety of hiking topics such as:
- Maps and Guidebooks
- Sleep Systems
- Ultralight Hiking
- Desert Advice
- Sierra Advice
- Travel to/from the Start/Finish of the Trail
The second half (286 pages) is the Trail Tips and Town Guide. This section is printed
on perforated paper, so you can remove these pages from the bound book and take
them with you on the trail. Mileage matches Halfmile’s 2017 PCT maps.