new California hiking guidebooks

John Soars announced two books available for preorder.

Day Hiking: Mount Shasta, Lassen & Trinity Alps Regions

Day Hiking Mount Shasta, Lassen & Trinity Alps Regions. Includes trails in other regions of Northern California: Castle Crags, Russian Wilderness, Marble Mountain Wilderness, Lava Beds National Monument, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Lassen National Forest, and the Redding area.Available May 1

100 Classic Hikes: Northern California, fourth edition

Available June 1

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Pennsylvania’s Loyalsock Trail

Though it occasionally appears on lists of “short long trails” in the US, Pennsylvania’s Loyalsock Trail is still fairly unknown. That’s unfortunate …

Total Distance: 59.2 miles

Location: North-Central PA, between the towns of Williamsport and Dushore.

Western trailhead: PA-87, Williamsport, PA Eastern trailhead: Mead Rd., Dushore, PA

Time to Finish: 4-6 days, depending on fitness, desired pace, and arrival time

BRIAN CIPPERLY hiked it — Pennsylvania’s Loyalsock Trail: a Thru-Hiking Guide

Here’s the guidebook.

The Great Outdoors Challenge, Scotland

Since 1980 thousands of people have taken up the opportunity to backpack from Scotland’s west coast to the east as part of this annual event – each of them following their own carefully crafted route.

Many of those Challengers come back time and time again, drawn by the potential for both wilderness and camaraderie. The 2018 event takes place 11th – 26th May. Read more here

Live The Outdoors posted an excellent account of their 2017 TGO.

related – Andy Howell – Planning Your First TGO Challenge