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The Ultimate book about the Pacific Crest Trail

A year or so ago, I was invited to submit images to Rizzoli Press, an east coast book company that planned to publish a coffee table book on the Pacific Crest Trail.  Eight pictures were selected. The book is  marvelous.  Written by Mark Larabee and Barney Scout Mann, it captures and preserves the spirit, the challenge, the essence of the trail for those who love and admire the PCT, and wilderness in general.  The images are awesome, and I am humbled to be included.  Here are a few of mine.

 

Thousand Island Lake, John Muir Trail
Thousand Island Lake, John Muir Trail
Forester Pass, Pacific Crest Trail
Forester Pass, Pacific Crest Trail
Crater Lake, Pacific Crest Trail
Crater Lake, Pacific Crest Trail
Mt Jefferson Wilderness, Pacific Crest Trail
Mt Jefferson Wilderness, Pacific Crest Trail
Elk Lake Oregon, South Sister
Elk Lake Oregon, South Sister
William O Douglas Wilderness, Pacific Crest Trail
William O Douglas Wilderness, Pacific Crest Trail
Norse Peak Wilderness Basin Lake
Norse Peak Wilderness Basin Lake Washington
Norse Peak Wilderness, Pacific Crest Trail
Norse Peak Wilderness, Pacific Crest Trail Washington

Recently, I was astounded to see a couple of these pictures included in an article that Nicholas Kristof posted on the NY Times blog about this book. Most significantly, the first picture above, Thousand Island Lake, is featured in the blog.

Meg and I spent our honeymoon in 1967 at Mammoth Lakes, on the east side of the Sierra Nevada mountains.  I suggested a day hike, going  from Reds Meadows to Thousand Island Lake I had not checked the mileage, and only after we arrived back at the car in the dark, did I realize it was twenty miles round trip. Fortunately, Meg did not ask to annul our marriage 🙂

 Forty years later, I hiked the John Muir Trail with a friend. We set up our tents at Thousand Island Lake just before a mild afternoon thunderstorm blew through. When it cleared, I was astounded  by the gorgeous  early evening light . It was huge “welcome back.”

Here is the link:  Nicholas Kristof’s Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/kristof/posts/10154451444192891

And check out the book itself on Amazon.  It is a wonderful way to travel the trail vicariously!