Trailspace interview: Tammy Turner and coordinating trail crews


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Our long-time friends and partners at Trailspace just published an interview our very own Tammy Turner. Read Coordinating Trail Crews and Keeping it Wild: Meet PCTA Volunteer and Thru-Hiker Tammy Turner.

We love Alicia’s introduction:

Think you’re too busy to give back to the trails?

In addition to running two businesses, Tammy Turner volunteers up to 100 hours a month as Volunteer Coordinator for the independent Mount Hood Chapter of the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA).

This year alone her chapter’s volunteers spent more than 11,000 hours clearing and maintaining the 217 miles of the PCT from north of Mt. Jefferson in mid-Oregon to just north of Mt. Adams in Washington.

We managed to pin Tammy down for the Q&A below to learn more about coordinating more than 100 PCT trail crews annually, her favorite gear, the “Wild” phenomenon, and making this planet even better. Read the interview.

While you’re at it, check out Trailspace’s past PCTA features:

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.