Pacific Crest Trail: A Journey in Photographs by Chris Alexander

  • PCT Mile 0: Fence, Border between Mexico and the United States.

  • PCT Mile 653: Ridge in shadow, Owens Peak Wilderness, California.

  • PCT Mile 929: Cloud near Donohue Pass, Ansel Adams Wilderness, California.

  • PCT Mile 1328: Lichen covered trunks, Lassen National Forest, California.

  • PCT Mile 1632: Trail through meadow, Marble Mountain Wilderness, California.

  • PCT Mile 1775: Mullein in volcanic rocks, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Oregon.

  • PCT Mile 1776: Trail through volcanic rocks, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Oregon.

  • PCT Mile 2026: Fog, Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon.

  • PCT Mile 2175: Lush forest, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington.

  • PCT Mile 2191: Panther Creek, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington.

  • PCT Mile 2555: Forest in fog, Glacier Peak Wilderness, Washington.

  • PCT Mile 2660: Clear-cut, Border between the United States and Canada.

 

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Pacific Crest Trail: A Journey in Photographs
Chris Alexander,
120 pages, hardcover:
$49.95.
wanderingthewild.com, 2013.

At 2,660 miles long and with over 400,000 total feet of elevation change, the Pacific Crest Trail, which stretches from Mexico to Canada, is not for the weak-legged. Chris Alexander's Pacific Crest Trail: A Journey in Photographs allows less hard-core hikers to traverse the famous path – vicariously, at least. Alexander, who hiked and photographed the entire trail over five months in 2012, not only captures iconic vistas in places like Oregon's Three Sisters Wilderness, he lingers over the small stuff: ice crystals in California's Kings Canyon National Park, green shoots of mullein sprouting among volcanic rocks. Through Alexander's lens, the trail itself is at once a remarkable feat of engineering and a landscape feature as natural and spectacular as Crater Lake. This is a book that will quicken the pulse of veteran hikers – and inspire even the most couch-bound potato to grab a backpack.

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