The Pacific Crest Trail, by its very nature, routed on or near the crest, has long waterless stretches. Water can be scarce, especially in parts of California, which often creates challenges for trail users. And because of that, it can adversely affect the environment.
For example, many PCT travelers who ... Read more
by Bob Arkes
Can this be Trail Skills weekend? It’s warm, sunny and not a cloud in sight. I feel like the dumbest guy in Cascade Locks. After years of camping in the rain I rented a room and volunteered for indoor duty. Go figure.
Location, location, location: the Marine ... Read more
We recently mailed Pacific Crest Trail things to San Diego’s Dingeman Elementary first grade class. They wrote back with wonderful letters and drawings. We loved them so much that we wanted to share them with you. The captions are our own imagination.
Their teacher, Tiffany Glass, is teaching a unit ... Read more
The brush was so thick in places it was a green tunnel that was nearly impassable. It gets that way every three or four years in the most troublesome places in Southern California, where abundant sunlight, heat and a little rain conspire to turn the low mountains into a greenhouse.... Read more
On Saturday, March 21, Trygve Culp, President of Back Country Horsemen of Washington, signed a new Letter of Partnership with the Pacific Crest Trail Association and the U.S. Forest Service. This document represents two years of discussions that now clearly define how our trail-advocacy organizations and the Forest Service will ... Read more
Here is a picture of our (my dad and my) little orange cooler. Some of you might recognize it if you hiked the PCT between 2005 and 2009 and happened across it when it was providing trail magic near Highway 18 in Big Bear. For some of you, it provided ... Read more
We are pleased to announce the hiring of a new Volunteer Programs Assistant Ellen Coyle.
Ellen is a three-time AmeriCorps alumna and joins us after nearly three years with the Sacramento SPCA. Ellen worked primarily in the SSPCA’s high volume spay and neuter clinic, overseeing 50+ spay/neuter procedures per day. ... Read more
LeeAnn Clark was recognized with PCTA’s Labor of Love award for her unique contributions to our volunteer program.
As a professional nurse, LeeAnn came to us in 2008 asking if her medical expertise could be of use. Yes, we answered. Not only does PCTA call for at least one person ... Read more