Exploring the people, places and history of the Pacific Crest Trail as it ranges 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada, The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader brings together short excerpts from classic works of regional writing and boot-tested stories from the trail. The heart of this anthology is these real trail tales, stories taken from PCT hikers: trailside humor and traditions, “trail angels” and “trail magic,” encounters with wildlife and wild weather, stories of being lost and found, rescues and unusual incidents. Revealing a larger context are historical accounts of events such as Moses Schallenberger's winter on Donner Pass an
d pioneer efforts; Native American myths and legends; and selections from highly-regarded environmental writers who have captured the region in print, including Mary Austin, John Muir and Barry Lopez. Readers will also enjoy a few more surprising contributions from the likes of Mark Twain and Ursula Le Guin. Editors Rees Hughes and Corey Lewis will read from The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader at Ravenna Third Place this Thursday, November 10 7:00 pm. Buy The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader from Third Place.