2014 Photo Contest Winners

There’s something about a photo contest dedicated to the Pacific Crest Trail that’s hard to beat.

For one, the trail winds through some of the most beautiful places in the world. Every photograph with a person in it drips with happiness. And every picture is a donation by a volunteer who’s willing to let us use their photos in perpetuity to promote the trail and PCTA’s work to protect it.

We received more than 1,000 entries this year. It’s an incredible amout of good work. Even if you didn’t win, know that your photos are saved in our archive and might be used in one of our publications, in our web pages or promotional materials or as part of a slide show when we speak in public about the trail.

Except for the “cover” category, you can see the winning photos in the slideshow below. Winning cover photos are always held back for the “PCT Communicator” magazine. You’ll just have to wait and see them when the magazine comes out.

Thanks to everyone who entered. We couldn’t do this work without your support.

Can’t see the slideshow above? Check it out in our photo gallery.

Author: Mark Larabee

Mark Larabee is the PCTA's Advocacy Director. He is the former editor of the "PCT Communicator" magazine and co-author of "The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail" published in 2016. Larabee is a journalist, part of a team who won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for The Oregonian newspaper. He hiked the PCT across Oregon for a 2005 series for the paper and has been with PCTA since 2010. He lives in Portland.