By Jack Haskel, PCTA Trail Information Specialist, and Dana Hendricks, PCTA Regional Representative.
Let’s start with a rough estimate. One habitual thru-hiker estimates having seen at least 70 water and food caches last year on the PCT. These outposts of civilization are increasing at a rapid rate. There are a ... Read more
Justin “Trauma” Lichter and Shawn “Pepper” Forry completed a winter thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail today. They generously sent us this video. They started their hike on October 21, 2014 and finished March 1, 2015 for a total of 132 days. That a remarkably fast hike considering the conditions ... Read more
Thyra Bessette, PCT class of 2013, does just a wonderful job poking into her phone and managing an Instagram page for PCTA. Eye-popping Pacific Crest Trail photos stream in from people doing neat things in beautiful places. Follow along on the #PacificCrestTrail hashtag (you can see it at ... Read more
Justin Lichter and Shawn Forry are 180 miles from the Mexican border and the completion of their remarkable winter thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. They started in October and have been snowshoeing, skiing and hiking ever since.
Journeys on the PCT are remarkably personal. The trail is truly a ... Read more
As the PCT traverses the Soda Mountain Wilderness in Southern Oregon, it rarely crests above 5,000 feet. This section of trail affords outstanding views and takes in some of the region’s mixed coniferous forests as it passes well-known Pilot Rock. Some winters at elevations below 5,000 feet, minimal snow may ... Read more
By Ron Goodwin
The Mount Hood Chapter of the PCTA had their annual celebration at Gifford Pinchot National Forest headquarters on Feb. 7. About 120 people attended to honor the 400 volunteers for their 15,600 hours contributed in 2014 – more than doubling the number of volunteer hours contributed in ... Read more
The Trail Gorillas trail maintenance group is expanding to include Trail Stewards. The Trail Gorilla Stewards program offers a unique experience for both new and long-time volunteers interested in taking their service to a higher level. Each Steward will be responsible for a two- to 10-mile segment of the Pacific ... Read more
These companies have all made a commitment to the future of the Pacific Crest Trail by giving back. Through financial and in-kind donations and by helping us to share the news of the trail and our work, they are truly partners to help us with our mission. We are grateful ... Read more