sierra crest


Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir Wild brought renewed attention to the Pacific Crest Trail, 2,659 mi. long trail that stretches from the Mexican-Californian border to British Columbia, Canada. Maybe you even thought about hiking the trail yourself … until you realized you don’t have the time, stamina, or outdoorsmanship to do so successfully. Fortunately, Rizzoli USA has you covered with their beautiful new book, The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail by Mark Larabee & Barney Scout Mann, with a foreword by the aforementioned Cheryl Strayed. Even if you can’t hike the trail for whatever reason, at least you can enjoy some of its most stunning scenes via the photographs found here.


We passed Dutch and Jessica here. Dutch was holed up in his tent with a stomach thing. I left Jessica with a bouillon, because if the stomach thing was giardia it was important to stay hydrated.

Turns out he had appendicitis. Which ended up rupturing. And he walked 15 miles to a ranger station where he was airlifted and hospitalized for 3 weeks. And then they finished the trail.