Pacific Crest Trials

A Psychological and Emotional Guide to Successfully Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

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Author: Zach Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985090135

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Thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail is 90% mental.Each year, thousands of backpackers take to the Pacific Crest Trail with the intention of successfully thru-hiking the 2,650-mile footpath that extends from Mexico to Canada. Despite months of research, thousands of dollars poured into their gear, and countless hours dedicated to grinding away on the StairMaster, most hikers fall short of their goal.Why?They neglected to prepare for the most challenging element of a five month backpacking trip.While the PCT presents extraordinary physical challenges, it is the psychological and emotional struggles that drive people off the trail. Conquering these mental obstacles is the key to success. This groundbreaking book focuses on the most important and overlooked piece of equipment of all- the gear between one's ears.Filled with first-hand, touching yet humorous vignettes and down-to-earth advice that both instructs and inspires, Pacific Crest Trials gives readers the mental road map they'll need to hike from Mexico to Canada.Following up on his wildly popular guide to thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in Appalachian Trials, Zach Davis has teamed up with 2015 PCT thru-hiker Carly Moree to bring readers the ultimate psychological and emotional guide to prepare for the Pacific Crest Trail.In Pacific Crest Trials readers will learn:- Goal setting techniques that will assure hikers reach Canada- The common early stage pitfalls and how to avoid them- How to beat "the Death of the Honeymoon"- The importance and meaning of "hiking your own hike"- How to adapt amongst drastically different terrains, weather patterns, gear and logistical needs- Five strategies for unwavering mental endurance- How to save money on gear purchases- Tips for enjoying rather than enduring each of the five million steps along the journey- Advice for staving off post-trail depression from one of the country's most respected trail angels- Nutritional guidance for avoiding post-trail weight gainAdditionally, readers will receive an in-depth guide to choosing the right gear for their PCT thru-hike from Triple Crowner, Liz "Snorkel" Thomas. In this chapter full of valuable insights, Snorkel walks readers through what features to look for in quality gear, how to save money, how to lessen the load without compromising on safety or comfort, and offers crucial advice on how to properly use and care for your gear. Furthermore, Thomas offers several specific product recommendations, giving readers a helpful head start on their shopping list.Note: This is an adaptation of Appalachian Trials. Although this book is written with the Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker in mind, the principles are largely similar. If you own Appalachian Trials do not buy this book.Five percent of the proceeds of your purchase of Pacific Crest Trials will go to the Pacific Crest Trail Association, the non-profit that oversees and protects the Pacific Crest Trail.

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California

Section Hiking from Tuolumne Meadows to Donomore Pass

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Author: Philip Kramer

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594858799

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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The final two (of four) volumes for the entire 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) All-color photos, maps, elevation profiles, charts, and more Dream books—and precious gifts—for trail lovers everywhere From the preeminent outdoor publisher in the West come the latest volumes in this new, unparalleled series of guidebooks to the region’s most famous trail. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail meanders north from California’s border with Mexico to the entrance of Manning Provincial Park in British Columbia, on the Washington State–Canada border. It’s a rigorous trail that has evolved since its earliest envisioning in 1926 to encompass approximately 2,650 miles of rich and varied terrain, traveling through some of the West Coast’s most beautiful country. It inspires hikers of all ages and abilities to imagine the ultimate wilderness journey. The Southern California and Northern California guides of Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail complete the four-volume set written for hikers planning to just tackle the trail sections in their nearby region, those who will chip away at pieces of the whole trail over a lifetime, or trekkers who set out in the SoCal desert and charge all the way to Canada. These are lushly attractive guidebooks--good reads and gorgeous to page through to boot—but they also offer invaluable hiking beta. Each volume focuses on section-by-section routes in each state (or region), and provides important details to help hikers plan and organize multi-night backpacks. Here’s what’s included with each expertly written guidebook: • Trail sections that promote 4- to 10-night trips • Smaller section legs allowing for easier planning and trail-time management • Detailed camp-to-camp route descriptions • Easy-to-understand route maps • Clear references to the PCT’s established system of section letters, designating trail segments from south to north, Mexico to Canada, so hikers can easily cross reference other trail resources • Details on specific campsites • Most reliable water sources • Access to and from various trail sections • Info on permits, hazards, restrictions, and more • Alternate routes and connecting trails • Key wilderness sights along the way • Suggested itineraries Unlike other PCT guidebooks, this series focuses on section hikers, who make up the vast majority of adventurers on the trail. Only a handful of folks complete a thru-hike of the trail in one trip, but the trail’s popularity continues to grow. In 2015, long-distance hikers and horseback riders from all 50 states and 34 countries were issued permits to vacation on parts of the PCT. It is one of the seminal bucket list items for outdoor lovers, whether that means completing just your own state . . . and then the next . . . and then the next . . . or as far as your dreams will take you.

The Pacific Crest Trail

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Author: William R. Gray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hiking

Page: 199

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The Pacific Crest Trail is marked by diamond shaped signs nailed to trees. The imaginative proposal of Clinton Clarke, of California, was new. It is a 2400 mile path linking the wilderness of public forests and parks in three states.

The New Hepatitis C

Effective Clinical Management in the Age of All-Oral Therapy

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Author: Nancy Reau,Donald M. Jensen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190238291

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Fueled in part by the opioid epidemic, the number of reported hepatitis C virus infections tripled in the United States between 2010 and 2015. As new infections continue to mount, new therapies have produced seismic changes in how HCV is treated clinically, leaving a gap between the most current clinical guidance and the ongoing demands of patient care. The New Hepatitis C is a current and essential review of HCV's epidemiology, diagnosis, and clinical approaches -- a clinician's guidebook for navigating everything from screening to treatment. Acute and chronic HCV are addressed, as are important new treatment options for HCV, management of side effects, and a convenient summary of clinical trials on the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Updated to detail the standards of care that will define the next decade of HCV management, this evidence-based volume is an essential clinical reference for to any practitioner in gastroenterology, hepatology, infectious disease, transplant, or internal medicine.

Appalachian Trials

A Psychological and Emotional Guide to Successfully Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail

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Author: Zach Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985090104

Category: Appalachian Trail

Page: 171

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"I really loved it...Appalachian Trials is full of specific tactical tips for mental preparation, which is key well beyond the AT." - Tim Ferriss, author of New York Times Best Selling The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body Each year, it is estimated that more than 2,000 people set out to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, yet seven in ten ultimately fall short of their goal. Given the countless number of how-to books and websites offering information about logistics, gear, and endurance training, one would think that more people would finish this 2,200 mile trek. Why then, do so many hikers quit prematurely? After successfully thru-hiking the AT in five months with zero prior backpacking experience, author, Zach Davis, is convinced he's discovered the answer. Aspiring thru-hikers, Davis tells readers, are preparing the wrong way- sweating on the StairMaster, meticulously plotting each re-supply box, or obsessing over the a synthetic or down sleeping bag or perfect pair of socks. While the AT undoubtedly presents extraordinary physical challenges, it is the psychological and emotional struggles that drive people off the trail. Conquering these mental obstacles is the key to success. This groundbreaking book focuses on the most important and overlooked piece of equipment of all- the gear between one's ears. Filled with first-hand, touching yet humorous vignettes and down-to-earth advice that both instructs and inspires, Appalachian Trials gives readers the mental road map they'll need to hike from Springer Mountain to Mt.Katahdin. In Appalachian Trials readers will learn: Goal setting techniques that will assure hikers reach Mt. Katahdin The common early stage pitfalls and how to avoid them How to beat "the Virginia Blues" The importance of and meaning behind "hiking your own hike" 5 strategies for unwavering mental endurance The most common mistake made in the final stretch of the trail Tips for enjoying rather than enduring each of the five million steps along the journey Strategies for avoiding post-trail depression and weight gain In addition, the Bonus Section of Appalachian Trials includes: A thorough chapter on gear written by thru-hiker of the AT and Pacific Crest Trail, and professional backpack gear reviewer Information about the trail's greatest and most unknown risk and how to guard against it 9 tips for saving money before and during your thru-hike A thorough FAQ section including information ranging from how to obtain sponsorship, to the best stove for the trail, to avoiding chafing, and much more

National Discovery Trails Act of 1997

Report (to Accompany S. 1069) (including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office).

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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American Discovery Trail

Page: 21

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75 Hikes in Oregon's Coast Range and Siskiyous

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Author: Rhonda Ostertag,George Ostertag

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898866209

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 237

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* Guidebook includes a range of hikes, from short day trips to backpacking trails* 44 trail maps and 75 photos for this breathtaking section of Oregon* Lists trail length, elevation change, hiking difficulty, and moreThe first guidebook for western Oregon's Coast and Siskiyous mountain ranges is a comprehensive trail guide to the hiking routes of the region. Follow the roar of a waterfall or walk through towering redwoods. Hike trails that run beside wild rivers or up to spectacularOregon summit views.In this guidebook you'll find the hike you're looking for, whether it's a short day trip or a multi-day backpacking route. Each thorough description includes information on distance, elevation, difficulty, availability of water, best season to go, and more. With tips on clothing, preparation, wilderness courtesy, and safety, this is the ultimate guidebook for exploring Oregon's beautiful Coast Range and Siskiyous.