This is a guest post by Angela Ballard, RN who, along with her husband Duffy Ballard, MD, is the author of the award-winning book A Blistered Kind of Love (Mountaineers Books, 2003) about their PCT adventure in 2000. In 2010, Lloyd Gust was instrumental in making their section-hike of a ... Read more
PCTA’s ultimate goal in land protection is for the Pacific Crest Trail to be permanently protected, with the last private parcels of trail and viewshed placed into public ownership or conservation easements. This new staff position will enable the PCTA, for the first time, to build ... Read more
Come mark the reopening of the Suiattle River Road! The road is a major route into the Glacier Peak Wilderness, accessing the Pacific Crest Trail and roughly 120 miles of hiking trails within the Suiattle River Watershed. It’s been closed for a decade due to major flooding. Reopening this important ... Read more
This column was first published in our PCT Communicator magazine. Download a PDF of it here. Please become a member and support the Pacific Crest Trail.
We recently learned that WILD, the movie based on Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling book of the same title, will be released Dec. 5. It’s ... Read more
Update: This piece is now online at Pacific Crest Trail Hikers Find Refuge at the Sonora Pass Cafe.
This Friday, October 3rd, NPR and The California Report Magazine will be airing a story about the magic of the PCT, thru-hikers, food and The Owl’s Sonora Pass Cafe (pdf). We’re excited ... Read more
Not long ago, Kevin “Buttercup” Black, stood at the northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail after retiring from the Marine Corps. He’d walked off the war as a part of Warrior Hike, a program in which PCTA has been involved this summer. I met Kevin and his wife Kristi ... Read more
The Pacific Crest Trail is stunningly beautiful. Every year thousands of fantastic photos are taken of the trail. Many of the pictures we’ll publish in 2015 will be selected from those entered in the PCTA’s annual photo contest.
Do you have photographs that would look great on the cover of ... Read more
Join us at the Wilderness Treasures Rendezvous – Celebrating 50 Golden Years in Red Bluff, Calif. The event will be held October 10-12 at Tehama District Fairgrounds.
Free and open to the public, it’ll be a fun weekend with a wide range of opportunities and perspectives on wilderness, including recreation, ... Read more