A Visual Compendium
The Pacific Crest Trail as you've never seen it before! A visual feast for the senses, this highly designed paperback showcases the PCT through clever infographics, modern illustration, and insightful text. The book captures both the grandeur of the West Coast as well as the tiniest things that a thru-hiker notices and experiences during a 140-day trek.
Through the written word, graphic design, and illustration, The Pacific Crest Trail: A Visual Compendium conveys the beauty and the beastliness of a 2,650-mile wilderness hike from Mexico to Canada. The author chronicles the PCT through infographics about the trail and the thru-hikers' experience, and includes arresting illustrations of the landscape and minutiae of the trail. Everything from trail markers, weather challenges, and the stories behind popular toponyms to the songs stuck in a hiker's head, thru-hiker trail names, and food consumed will be addressed, making this an ideal gift for any outdoor enthusiast.
Joshua M. Powell grew up in Virginia, but during a cross-country road trip fell in love with the West. After two years working in Japan he settled in Washington State. He is an award-winning book designer and has also worked as a bookseller and a printing press operator. After a decade in the Seattle area he now lives on the opposite side of the Cascades with his wife in Spokane. Finding himself closer to the Rockies, he can't help but dream about hiking the Continental Divide Trail or pacif
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