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50% off our PCT book, plus free shipping

We’ve started wearing our warmest jackets, and a festive spirit is in the air. That means it must be time for a holiday book sale!

Our coffee table book Pacific Crest Trail: A Journey in Photographs is a visual adventure along all 2600 miles of the PCT. Its pages will take you through the starkly beautiful deserts of southern California, the deep blue alpine lakes and snow capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the volcanoes and lush forests of Oregon and Washington. You can learn more on our book page. This beautiful and inspiring hardback book makes a perfect gift.

Click “Buy Now” to order directly from us for 50% off, plus free shipping!

You can purchase the book from Amazon for the same price by clicking below:

Looking for an even better deal? We’re selling a limited number of books with cover damage for 80% off, plus free shipping.

If you already own the book, we hope you are thoroughly enjoying it! Please consider taking a moment to give the book a 5-star review on Amazon. We would really appreciate it. Thank you so much for supporting our work.

Here’s to a happy, healthy holiday season, and to sharing good times with people you love.

50% Off Our PCT Book

Our book Pacific Crest Trail: A Journey in Photographs is now on sale for 50% off! Click the Buy Now button to order, and we’ll pack up a book and send it your way.

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Pacific Crest Trail: A Journey in Photographs

When we printed the book, we specified thick high quality sustainable paper, beautifully bound in a solid hardcover that will last forever. We worked closely with the printer to ensure that the colors in every image are true to the PCT’s powerful landscapes.

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The book is a perfect gift for anyone who loves hiking, nature, or photography. Visit our book page to learn more. You can also order from Amazon with the same great discount.

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Happy holidays, and best wishes to all of you. Hike on!

Hiking Grand Gulch in Utah: Day 4

Bears Ears National Monument is threatened. Please sign this petition to protect it.

On our 4th day in Bears Ears National Monument, we woke to a lovely morning, then packed up and left Grand Gulch behind. The final day of our hike would involve 7 miles of climbing up Bullet Canyon. Hummingbirds zoomed around us as we began our day.

Early in the day, the hiking was flat and easy. Not so much later!
We continually marveled at the great variety of rock shapes and layers all around us.
After 2 miles, we came upon Jailhouse Ruin nestled in the canyon wall. We noticed the large, bold white circles first. According to an interpretive sign at the ranger station, they are thought to possibly depict a shield, moon, or eye-like openings (for the pictograph on the right). The ruin’s structures occupy two levels in the rock face.

Hiking Grand Gulch in Utah: Day 3

Grand Gulch lies in the new Bears Ears National Monument. This and many other national monuments, including three along the PCT, are now under threat. We wanted to continue writing about our hike so more people can appreciate the archaeological significance and natural beauty of this special place.

Rain fell overnight and into the morning of our third day in the canyon. A cliff overhung Split Level Ruin, keeping it dry. We ate our breakfast up near the ruins and explored the area a bit more as we waited for the rain to calm down.

Split Level Ruin
Hundreds of Ancestral Pueblo pottery shards were scattered on the ground. We feasted our eyes but didn’t touch anything.
The creek had developed a nice flow from the night’s precipitation. The rain eased as we walked, but we still became soaked as we brushed against wet vegetation. On the positive side, all the wet sagebrush smelled fantastic!