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The Pacific Crest trailside reader, California : adventure, history, and legend on the long-distance trail  Cover Image Book Book

The Pacific Crest trailside reader, California : adventure, history, and legend on the long-distance trail / edited by Rees Hughes and Corey Lee Lewis ; original woodcut illustrations by Amy Uyeki.

Hughes, Rees. (Added Author). Lewis, Corey Lee, 1972- (Added Author). Uyeki, Amy. (Added Author).


Exploring the people, places, and history of the Pacific Crest Trail as it ranges 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada, The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader and Pacific Crest Trailside Reader 2 volume ebook brings together short excerpts from classic works of regional writing and boot-tested stories from the trail. The heart of this anthology is these real trail tales, stories taken from PCT hikers: trailside humor and traditions, "trail angels" and "trail magic," encounters with wildlife and wild weather, stories of being lost and found, rescues, and unusual incidents. Revealing a larger context are historical accounts of events such as Moses Schallenberger's winter on Donner Pass and pioneer efforts like the old Naches Road that ended up creating access to today's trails; Native American myths and legends such as that of Lost Lake near Mount Hood; and selections from highly-regarded environmental writers who have captured the region in print, including Mary Austin in The Land of Little Rain ; John Muir in The Mountains of California; and Barry Lopez in Crossing Open Ground. Readers will also enjoy a few more surprising contributions from the likes of Mark Twain and Ursula Le Guin.

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  • ISBN: 9781594855085
  • ISBN: 1594855080
  • Physical Description: 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Seattle : Mountaineers Books, 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Southern California : land of little rain -- Southern Sierra : range of light -- Northern Sierra : mountains and rivers without end -- Cascades and the Klamath Knot : the realm of fire.
Subject: Pacific Crest Trail.
Trails > California.
Trails in literature.
Special collections > Sacramento Public Library.

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