R.I.P Shane Krogen, Executive Director of the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew

Photo via https://www.facebook.com/HSVTC

Shane made friends everywhere he went. Here he is in a PCTA/HSVTC volunteer t-shirt. Photo via facebook.com/HSVTC

We mourn the loss of our friend Shane Krogen, Executive Director of the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew. Shane  lost his life in a tragic helicopter accident on Thursday, September 12th.

The PCTA valued Shane as an outstanding trail maintenance partner for many years. Thanks to his tireless passion and dedication, the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew connected countless volunteers with meaningful conservation work not only on the PCT but throughout California.

A Memorial service will be held to honor Shane Krogen and to celebrate his life. The service will be located at Woodward Park in Fresno, CA on Saturday, September 21st at 10:00am, near the park entry on Friant Road. All are invited to attend. Please bring your lawn chair and celebrate our friend’s life and share your memories and remembrances with others. It main rain so umbrellas are recommended.

For further information contact Rick Fleming at [email protected] or 559-325-8481

Click here for a map of the memorial service location.

You’ll find more details about Shane in the Fresno Bee article, Outdoors, kindness was Shane Krogen’s domain.


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.