The PCT features prominently in Bill Meyer’s life. His is a love affair with the wilderness that spans almost half a century. Even Bill’s honeymoon, 43 years ago with his wife Nadean, was a PCT hike. Speaking from his home in Spokane, Washington, Bill, a former property inspector and property ... Read more
At this point, it’s become obvious that the PCTA has been sharing a great deal of information over the course of the last year regarding Leave No Trace principles and strategies for limiting your impacts upon the PCT and your fellow trail users.
As use of the PCT and the ... Read more
The Pacific Crest Trail Association hires Technical Advisors each field season to help oversee corps crew work, support PCTA volunteers and teach at PCTA Trail Skills Colleges. They are skilled and dedicated trail builders who spend most of their time in the field in support of the PCTA’s trail maintenance ... Read more
The Cleveland National Forest is hosting two Crest Runners for the first 100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in Southern California. This is the second year of the 12-week Crest Runner program based in the Descanso Ranger District in Alpine.
Jules Fijolek and Brandon Norris are U.S. Forest Service ... Read more
The PCT might not change the world, but it sure does change people. As members of the class of 2015, you now are a part of that long lineage. What a year you had on the trail. This keepsake, beautifully edited by Daniel “Ratatouille” Hepokoski, is a testament to the ... Read more
Art and the PCT make a perfect match. Composers have graced the world with their music written on the trail. You’ve shown us amazing drawings and paintings over the years as well.
But I have a soft spot for photographs. Images of trail landscapes, plants and animals one might encounter ... Read more
By Ben Barry and Blair “Cat Lady” Dietrick
Navigating your first few weeks of a thru-hike can be overwhelming as your body and mind adjust to high-mileage days and a new and challenging lifestyle. The first few hundred miles of desert that you’ll encounter when leaving the Mexican border are ... Read more
Trail threats come in many forms and the PCTA staff is constantly on the lookout for new ones. Typically threats come from plans to log or develop property near the PCT. So we were a bit surprised last summer when the U.S. Army proposed night helicopter exercises along the trail ... Read more