The mighty, the fearless…the just plain fun crew leaders of this year’s Volunteer Vacations in Oregon and Washington are Justin Brimer and Wes Jones. Leading groups of a dozen volunteers into the backcountry for seven days at a time requires an incredible amount of logistical preparation. These guys are getting ... Read more
Each year the PCTA publishes a beautiful Pacific Crest Trail calendar that features stunning, full-color photographs of views.
Reserve your copy today by joining or renewing your PCTA membership.
When you become a member, you not only receive this gorgeous calendar, but you get the joy of helping to preserve ... Read more
Don Twohey’s first pack trip with PCTA’s Lyons’ Pride trail crew in the Castle Crags Wilderness didn’t go so well. It poured for several days, and the crew, camped near a raging creek for eight days, did its best to fight off the wet and cold.
That was in 2005 ... Read more
Megan Wargo, PCTA’s director of land protection, and Kelley Beamer of the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts were guests on Jefferson Public Radio this morning where the conversation was about the importance of the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund and Congress’ inability so far to renew this 50-year-old program. ... Read more
It is with great sadness we report the death of our dear friend and trail champion, Joel Starr. Joel was an integral part of PCTA’s Oregon volunteer community for as long as anyone can remember. Joel died August 14, 2015. He was 68.
He and his wife, Marcele, brought an ... Read more
Saturday Aug. 29, 8:30-9:00, 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 ... Read more
Time is short to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund! You can help. Please contact your congressional representatives and urge them to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Can you imagine what the Sierra Nevada or the North Cascades might look like if our nation hadn’t had the ... 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