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Billy Goat, the PCT Guru

An excerpt from the PCTA’s 2016 publication of  The Pacific Crest Trail, Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail.  The book is available on Amazon and in the PCTA online store.

By Mark Larabee and Barney Scout Mann

Since 2003, he has wandered the campground at Lake Morena County Park near Campo and ... Read more

Two men, a knockdown blow, and the big burn

Buy our PCT book today. You'll love it. The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail is truly special. Published by Rizzoli. Written by Mark Larabee, Barney Scout Mann, with a forward from Cheryl Strayed.

Excerpt from The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail

By Mark Larabee and Barney Scout Mann

The PCT has a creation story and it’s filled with interesting tidbits. Our trail’s history is rich with struggle and personalities who overcame them. Here’s a taste from Chapter One of our upcoming ... Read more

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton