In late summer of 2014, Lucas Donald, a high school student at Quincy High in Quincy, California, contacted me because he wanted to do his Senior Project on the PCT.
The Senior Project is a key in fulfilling the requirements for high school graduation. After several meetings, Lucas and I ... Read more
Plan on hiking the PCT, getting married or celebrating a special birthday or anniversary this year? Start a PCTA fundraiser and encourage your family and friends to celebrate your special occasion by supporting the trail you love. It’s easy and only takes a few minutes. Plus you could be one ... Read more
Hello PCTA members and volunteers,
Come find out more about how your gifts and volunteer hours made a difference on the trail in 2014. Our Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 11, in the Bannon Island Room at Sierra Health Foundation. Join us afterward for refreshments at an ... Read more
Trail running is an activity that the Pacific Crest Trail Association fully supports on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. It’s a form of foot travel and provides a unique experience for people interested in escaping to beautiful peaceful landscapes. We encourage that recreational experience.
However, organized trail races with ... Read more
How long is the Pacific Crest Trail? The question is asked so frequently that we provide an answer on our most general PCT FAQ page. Here’s what we’ve been saying for the past few years:
The Pacific Crest Trail is 2,650 miles long. Is it? Probably not, but no one ... Read more
By Chelsea Bodamer
Through the cold winter months, I find no greater pleasure than wrapping up in a blanket and reading a book as I patiently await the warmth of my favorite season – sweet, abundant spring. Thus was the case this January as I read Cheryl Strayed’s Wild. I ... Read more
This year’s class of PCT thru-hikers will have to find a new place to stop and rest after descending the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Hiker Heaven, the Agua Dulce oasis that is woven into nearly two decades of PCT lore, is no longer an option.
Trail Angel ... Read more