BOOK SIGNING: The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail

Posted by Adventure 16 | 12.06.2016
Named "Best Coffee Table Book of 2016" by Backpacker Magazine

Saturday, December 17: Adventure 16 San Diego Store, 1:30 - 4:30pm


Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet Barney "Scout" Mann, co-author of The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail.  Published by the PCTA and Rizzoli New York, the book tells the gripping saga of this 2,650-mile hiking and horseback riding trail. More than 250 historic and scenic photos from 19 photographers take you onto the PCT. Wild author Cheryl Strayed calls it: "A must-have for your coffee table library!" Come see for yourself.

Hikers from all over the world are drawn to this trail to experience true American wilderness and to challenge themselves—whether for two miles or two thousand. The only illustrated book officially published with the Pacific Crest Trail Association., it comes with an official trail map folded into an inside pocket. The PCTA is the only nonprofit that maintains and protects the entire Pacific Crest Trail.

Barney Scout Mann will be available to answer questions and sign books, which will also be available for purchase.

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In 2007, Scout and his wife Sandy thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. Over five months they walked a continuous line from Mexico to Canada, 2,650 miles. A backpacker for 50 years, Mann was 13 when he went on his first 50-miler, a week-long backpack in the Sierra Nevada. His 35-pound pack and 80-pound body fought to a draw. It rained every day. “I loved it.”  Mann says, "I'm more at home in the outdoors than on a downtown street." 

The New York Times calls Scout "the informal historian for the trail" and Backpacker Magazine calls him a "geek for trail history. Come see for yourself!

Scout served as Board Chair of the Pacific Crest Trail Association from 2012-15. The PCTA is the only non-profit that maintains and protects the entire Pacific Crest Trail.
For further information go to: PCTA.org