PCTA Blog

Staying tick free on the PCT

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By Logan “Unitic” McCulloch

Hiking the Appalachian Trail was high on my bucket list. And it might have remained there indefinitely but for a life-altering experience I had beginning in May 2011.

Several months after a backpacking trip in Mammoth Cave National Park, I developed a case of disseminated borreliosis ... Read more

After 17 years, Kick Off leaves more than footprints

In PCT thru-hiker circles, it’s been a tradition going back longer than most of us can remember.

The Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick Off — ADZPCTKO, we’ll call it Kick Off for short — brought together new distance hikers with seasoned veterans who shared their wisdom about everything ... Read more

Welcome to Our New Partner Sierra Trading Post!

The Pacific Crest Trail Association has a vision for the future of the trail—where the PCT is world-renowned for offering a rare opportunity to travel through exceptionally scenic, remote, primitive landscapes. But we don’t create this future alone. We rely on many partners to make it happen. Members and donors ... Read more

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton