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Pacific Crest Trail: Klamath Mountains [Siskiyou Summit to Castle Crags]

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The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) covered in the Klamath Mountains Topographic Map Guide in this part of northern California travels through the Klamath Mountains and parallels the southern end of the Cascade Range. The distinctive regions of the Cascade Range, Coast Ranges, and Central Valley converge at the Klamath Mountains, creating an environment with unparalleled diversity. The PCT reaches the Siskiyou Mountains near Ashland, Oregon, then travels through the Marble Mountains and Russian wilderness areas . As the PCT travels further south it passes through the Scott Mountains before arriving at the picturesque spires and domes of Castle Crags, a granite intrusion exposed by millions of years of erosion.

The PCT spans 2,650 miles from the Canadian border, through Washington, Oregon, and California to the southern terminus at the Mexican border. The famous trail crosses some of the most wild and scenic landscapes of the western U.S., including six national parks, 25 national forests, 48 wilderness areas, the volcanic Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, the snowcapped Sierra Nevada, and the Mojave and Sonoran deserts.

Each PCT Topographic Map Guide includes detailed topographic maps at a scale of almost 1 inch = 1 mile. Each page is centered on the PCT and overlaps with the adjacent pages so there is little chance of getting lost.