PCTA’s North 350 Blades celebrate banner year

What better way is there to say “thank you” for a record-setting season than to have a party? Volunteers from PCTA’s Seattle-area chapter, the North 350 Blades, along with the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington and the Washington Trails Association, gathered at the Pyramid Brewery on Nov. 1 to celebrate their 2014 accomplishments. Together, they contributed nearly 7,000 hours of volunteer service on the Pacific Crest Trail — that’s a value of almost $160,000 and a lot to celebrate!


If that wasn’t enough, the North 350 Blades also celebrated the successful inaugural season of their section stewards program in which 17 volunteers each have adopted and are maintaining a small section of PCT.

Our friends at Platypus were also part of the celebration. As a big “thank you” they provided cool Platy products for the volunteers! What can we say except thank you all for an exceptional season!


Author: Bob Woods

Bob Woods is our former North Cascades Regional Representative. He was in charge of the PCT from White Pass (in the middle of Washington) to the Canadian border. Bob worked on the National Trails System for over a decade and was a ranger before that. He has since moved on to a new career but remains active with the Pacific Crest Trail.