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
We’re at Outdoor Retailer again!
Twice a year we attend the outdoor industry trade show. It’s an important time to network with the brands that make the gear that’s used on our trail. This time at ‘OR’ pays dividends as we seek and gain support from this $120 billion dollar ... Read more
Kern Transit just started a new route along Highway 178 between Lake Isabella and Ridgecrest. It stops where the PCT crosses Walker Pass. For PCT hikers wanting to take public transit to and from the trail, this is great news.
I asked them some questions and Ruby Horta, from Kern ... Read more
Are you one of the outdoor industry insiders who loves the PCT? Come say ‘hi’. Danner and RootsRated are putting on happy hours to benefit PCTA, check the details below. Or, find us at the PCTA booth #A-120.
The Pacific Crest Trail is having a fantastic year. While everyone’s ... Read more