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Oregon Cascades Recreation Web Exhibit

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Images—Far left: a 1960 PCT map. (Warren L. Rogers); Top left: a 1930s PCT relay routing book. (Warren L. Rogers); Bottom left: A PCT trail sign at Timberline Lodge. (Oregon State Archives); Top right and above: A 1971 PCT development guide. (U.S. Forest Service); Bottom right: A trail crew works on the PCT near Mt. Jefferson. (Kosette Isakson via Pacific Crest Trail Association); Background Map: A 1924 topographic map of the Mt. Hood area. (University of Texas Libraries)

 

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), a north-south hiking route that traces the crests of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountains from Mexico to Canada, offers some of the purest recreation in the Cascades. Originally proposed in the 1920s, it gained National Scenic Trail status in 1968. The trail winds through the Oregon Cascades for 460 miles, crossing Crater Lake National Park and several wilderness areas before dropping over 3,000 feet into the Columbia River Gorge at Cascade Locks.

 

Images—Far left: a 1960 PCT map. (Warren L. Rogers); Top left: a 1930s PCT relay routing book. (Warren L. Rogers); Bottom left: A PCT trail sign at Timberline Lodge. (Oregon State Archives); Top right and above: A 1971 PCT development guide. (U.S. Forest Service); Bottom right: A trail crew works on the PCT near Mt. Jefferson. (Kosette Isakson via Pacific Crest Trail Association); Background Map: A 1924 topographic map of the Mt. Hood area. (University of Texas Libraries)

 

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