Summer in America’s Great Outdoors campaign

The U.S. Department of the Interior is running a photo project this summer. We think it should have pictures of the Pacific Crest Trail. Will you consider taking a moment to email them your favorite PCT photos? Please include a short description of the location.

The U.S. Department of the Interior manages some of America’s most breathtaking national parks, national wildlife refuges and other public lands. That is why I am excited to invite you to join our new photo project, Summer in America’s Great Outdoors.

Our goal is to create a large photo collection of all the fun and exciting things people can do on America’s public lands this summer, and you are our greatest advocates in making this a reality. Many people do not know about all the amazing places across the country they can enjoy – places that belong to all Americans. With your help, we’ll help people better understand the great opportunities for fun this summer in their own backyards and across the country.

Take a look at the photos already submitted on our Summer in America’s Great Outdoors Flickr group, where we will be highlighting these photos all summer — and send us your hiking, camping, fishing, biking, sightseeing, and other outdoor recreation photos by email. Please include a short description of the location, so we can properly identify all the great public lands across the country.

Thank you, and we look forward to sharing your great photos!


Tim Fullerton
Director of Digital Strategy
U.S. Department of the Interior

If you’re interested in donating your art to help the PCTA, please head on over to our link on volunteering your creative works.

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.