Many thanks to everyone who joined us last week in Ashland, Oregon, for our Trail Dirt Live event. PCTA staff and board members enjoyed the opportunity to meet and mingle with local guests as well as a few who traveled hundreds of miles to attend.
PCTA Executive Director and CEO ... Read more
Ok, folks, it’s time for a little rant about tagging. Each year, PCTA staff, our volunteers and our partners in public land management spend time and money needlessly because a handful of people feel the need to write on signs, bathrooms, bridges, picnic tables, rocks and other objects with felt-tip ... Read more
As a hiker, I’ve always appreciated a well-maintained trail. You can travel farther with less effort. Your eyes are more often lifted to enjoy the beauty of the area rather than focused on what your feet might be tripping over.
Getting out on trail maintenance projects over the years has ... Read more
It’s the busy season for PCTA volunteer and corps crews all along the PCT, as they cut back overgrown brush, retread eroding trail and remove fallen logs. While this work is happening in all three states, I was lucky enough to catch a lot of the action in Northern California, ... Read more
As Volunteer Programs Assistant with PCTA, I take great pride in helping coordinate an expansive and high-caliber volunteer program, one that offers sophisticated training opportunities such as our annual Trail Skills College. Over the last six years, PCTA’s Trail Skills College has evolved into a premier trail maintenance education program ... Read more
Hiking with a baby or toddler in a proper baby carrier makes it much more enjoyable for everyone. FLICKR/EricLanning
Last spring my husband and I talked about backpacking with our one-year-old, but the logistics of hiking with a baby seemed a little overwhelming, especially because our little guy wasn’t a ... Read more
By Mary Anne Chute Lynch
On his first PCT maintenance trip this season, Bill Carpenter and crew cleared out 21 trees that had fallen during winter, the remnants of a 1995 fire. Another crew cut 150. But all that was a warm-up exercise.
Bill went back three days later to ... Read more
The 9th annual PCT Days takes place August 28-30, 2015 in Cascade Locks, Oregon! It’s sure to be a fun weekend celebrating the Pacific Crest Trail. Join friends old and new for a few days of camping on Thunder Island, classes, a gear fair, hiking and more. This event is ... Read more