The ban on campfires in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will be partially lifted on August 27. Starting Wednesday, campers may have campfires in metal fire rings in designated campgrounds in six of the seven Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest ranger districts. Naches Ranger District is the only district where campfires will not ... Read more
The upcoming holiday weekend is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the PCT. But we’ve experienced record numbers of fires along the trail this year. Before you go out this weekend, be sure to check our trail conditions page and become familiar with the latest fire restrictions. Let’s ... Read more
Each year the PCTA publishes a beautiful calendar that features stunning, full-color photographs of views along the Pacific Crest Trail.
Reserve your copy today by renewing your membership or signing up as a new member of PCTA.
When you become a member, you not only receive this gorgeous calendar, but ... Read more
A while ago, I spent a few months introducing the Pacific Crest Trail to a group of teens from Beth Southorn’s LifeSTEPS USA. They provide a comprehensive array of services to 80,000-plus low-income Californians, a great number of whom live near but have never heard of the PCT. To be ... Read more
Saturday Sept. 6, 9:00-9:30am, CASCADE LOCKS, OREGON - For a peaceful half hour, the iconic Bridge of the Gods will be closed to motorized traffic, so pedestrians and bicyclists can celebrate its breathtaking views. Explore what it’s like to cross the bridge as a hiker on the Pacific Crest ... Read more
I am excited to introduce our new Volunteer Programs Assistant working in the Sacramento office, Sandra Hall.
Sandra received her B.A. in recreation from California State University, Chico and now joins us from the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California. She worked as a Volunteer Management Specialist supervising and mentoring ... Read more
Our Mt. Hood Chapter volunteers maintain 217 miles of PCT between Midway Meadows south of Washington’s Goat Rocks Wilderness and Breitenbush Lake north of Oregon’s Mount Jefferson Wilderness. Their commitment to the PCT and it’s feeder trails is remarkable. Roberta’s email announcing the completion of “logout” – the annual clearing ... Read more
Colin Arisman hiked the PCT in 2013. I shared dinner with him at Der Baring Store and was really struck by how peaceful, introspective and passionate he was. I saw it as the classic effect of months spent in nature. Colin will be releasing a film about his hike soon. ... Read more