Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Washington with Tami Asars

Event Date: 
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Barn @ Barn Beach Reserve, 347 Division Street, Leavenworth, WA

Doors Open at 6:30 for no host refreshments, program begins at 7pm
Admission by donation
The Pacific Crest Trail stretches roughly 2650 miles from Mexico to Canada, passing through the rich and varied terrain of California, Oregon, and Washington. While each year many hikers attempt to cover that distance in a single, months-long epic journey, most of us are lucky to have even a week to devote to hiking.
So how can we get out on the most famous trail in the West?
“Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Washington” breaks down the state’s more than 500 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail into stunning routes that can be easily knocked off in four days, a week or more. This is boots-on-the-ground trail beta from one of the state’s most experienced hikers. Author Tami Asars details everything a section hiker needs to know, including access, camp-to-camp mileage, and best places to stake your tent, from the dense deciduous forests near the Columbia River to the beloved Goat Rocks and Indian Heaven wildernesses; from the skirts of Mount Rainier National Park to the pristine Alpine Lakes Wilderness; or from the vivid waters of Lake Chelan to the dry ridgelines of the Pasayten Wilderness near the Canadian border.
Whether you plan to tackle the PCT section by section, use the companion guides to Oregon and California to plan a full PCT thru-hike, or explore the route at your leisure in Washington State—this unparalleled guide will help you find your way.

About the Speaker

A native of Washington State, hiker and outdoor writer TAMI ASARS teaches classes on backpacking basics, lightweight backpacking, and more. She is also the author of Hiking the Wonderland Trail. Visit Tami at www.tamiasars.com.