PCTA heads to Washington D.C.

PCTA at Hike the Hill

PCTA at Hike the Hill

We’re packed and ready for our annual advocacy trip to the nation’s capitol. From Feb. 11-14, we will be knocking on doors and shaking hands for the benefit of the Pacific Crest Trail.

For many years, PCTA staff and volunteers have traveled to Washington D.C. as a part of the annual “Hike the Hill” advocacy week. This year, PCTA’s delegation includes eleven volunteers (five of whom are members of our Board of Directors) and four staff. We’re happy to report that three of our advocacy volunteers haven’t yet graduated high school!

During Hike the Hill, we attempt to meet with the staff of each congressional representative and senator in California, Oregon and Washington. We have about 60 meetings already scheduled. We’ll also be in meetings with the Partnership for the National Trails System and will hold high-level meetings with our federal land management partners.

Please review our advocacy page for a little more on this aspect of our work. There, you’ll see our fiscal year 2014 Appropriations Request in which we ask Congress for support for the trail and our partners who manage it.

Author: Jack "Found" Haskel

As the Trail Information Manager, Jack works to connect people to the PCT. He's involved with a wide variety of projects that help the trail, the trail's users and the community that surrounds the experience. He has thru-hiked (Pacific Crest Trail in 2006; Colorado Trail in 2008; Continental Divide Trail in 2010) and is an obsessed weekend warrior.