Finally! A guide illustrating road connections to Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail.

Volume One Now Available!

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With easy to follow color coded maps and tons of useful information for travelers, hikers, campers and adventurers along the PCT, the Oregon Backroads Guide to the Pacific Crest Trail takes the reader on a journey that spans the state of Oregon. The guide includes detailed and general information on an array of subjects including history, natural science and scenery of the Oregon Cascade and Siskiyou Mountains.

Watch for the up-coming release of Volume Two in September 2015! Volume Two continues the Twisting Journey through Oregon’s Cascades from Willamette Pass to the Bridge of the Gods.

The Oregon Backroads Guide to the Pacific Crest Trail Volume Two is heading to the press; scheduled to be released September 2015, the second book in the Oregon Backroads guide series takes the traveler on a high country odyssey spanning northern Oregon from the Willamette Pass to the Washington state line.

Volume Two of the Oregon Backroads Guide to the Pacific Crest Trail

Volume Two of the Oregon Backroads Guide to the Pacific Crest Trail

Volume Two covers Oregon"s High Country from Willamette Pass to The Columbia River.

Volume Two covers Oregon’s High Country from Willamette Pass to The Columbia River.

The icy waters of Clear Lake preserves 3,000 year old trees.

The icy waters of Clear Lake preserves 3,000 year old trees.

5 thoughts on “Finally! A guide illustrating road connections to Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail.

  1. Hi Ed, I can’t wait for the book to come out. Your site looks great. Good job on the photography. Beautiful! Glad to see Brio is still always ready to go, LOL.
    Keep on rambling, ED. Peace, Ruthie

  2. Ed W. McBee’s new Volume 2 of OregonBackroads Guide to the Pacific Crest Trail is a useful and cogent aid to getting to some of those places where to see and partake of them it must be through the skin. And there are plenty of those opportunities along the PCT. McBee’s book facilitates those trips for wheeled adventurers with maps, general survival guidance, and tips on timing as well as what to expect and what equipment you should supply yourself with, and the tried and proven routes to take to avoid having your adventure go sour. His tone is reassuring. He has tried the routes and describes them, and cautions against unprepared excursions. He speaks with the terseness of a wilderness guide, and enhances his descriptions with knowledge of geology, weather, insect pests, fishing lore, plant life and a bevy of other reasons to go. His intent is to invite the guide user to be good citizens of the trail, and connects us all back to those who preserved the PCT. The second volume is organized into regions and they follow the spine of the trail from the Oregon border at Hood River to the Three Sisters and Willamette Pass. The described destinations are all within a days travel, considering Bend or Eugene a good place to start. The hand drawn maps go well with the color photographs of the splendor to be reached. It’s a handy book.

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