We’re excited about another great season on the Pacific Crest Trail and we hope you are too. Some of you will be taking very long hikes or horseback rides on the trail this year. This information is for you. While this is a simple round-up of what the 2017 permit ... Read more
Academy Award-winning actor, musician and director Jared Leto, much lauded for his work championing causes to protect wildlife and the environment, is also a staunch Pacific Crest Trail Association supporter.
Today he launched a $5,000 fundraising campaign benefitting the Pacific Crest Trail on the popular crowd funding site, Razoo.
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We are taking our news and information newsletter on the trail with us and we want you to come along.
Join us as we bring together local volunteers, members and partners with PCTA staff and board members in a social setting at Trail Dirt Live. We will share news of ... Read more
When it comes to Valley fever, awareness is key. Unfortunately, too few people know much of anything about it. A fungus that lives in the soil throughout the Southwest causes this terrible lung infection. The Pacific Crest Trail likely passes through areas where this fungus exists.
According to doctors at ... Read more
Boots and volunteers are essential ingredients at the Pacific Crest Trail Association. Hiking isn’t possible without proper footwear, and trails aren’t possible without volunteers! When one of our valued corporate partners, Vasque, reached out with an offer to support our top volunteers, we were honored by their generosity and excited ... Read more
By Allyson Wiley
I’m in college in the Midwest and am anxious to get on the Pacific Crest Trail. It’ll be another two years before I can take my shot at thru-hiking, so in the meantime, I’m seeking any possible way to connect with the trail.
One day last summer ... Read more
Dear friends of the Pacific Crest Trail,
The national election of 2016 is finally behind us. We have a new president, and the political landscape could not be more different than it was this time last year.
Depending on how you voted, you are either suffering great despair or believe ... Read more
By Connor Swift, PCTA technical advisor
Wildfire in California is like rain in the Northwest: inevitable. While suppressing wildfire in California continues to be a high priority, the damage cannot always be mitigated or controlled, and unfortunately, the Pacific Crest Trail is oftentimes dramatically affected. In some cases, the PCT ... Read more