Check it out. I am the proud owner of a sweet vintage National Geographic book from the seventies about the Pacific Crest Trail.
Let me give you a little peek into my thoughts as I flipped through pages, which weren't about how excited I am to hike or the continuities and disparities between a hike then and a hike now. Instead my line of thinking was far more profound and went something along the lines of: Please let there be lots of men in sassy short jorts on the PCT. Please, please, PLEASE. Barring that, I will settle for sassy short shorts.
...That's right. I'm not kidding, either.