Watch Cheryl Strayed’s call for support: help the Pacific Crest Trail now

Millions of people are hearing about the Pacific Crest Trail through Cheryl Strayed and the movie Wild. We’re thrilled to release Cheryl’s call for support for the PCTA and the PCT experience. Take a look. We hope you’re inspired to act.

“It’s up to us to make sure this national treasure is available now and for future generations, because if we don’t, nobody will.” Cheryl says.

Thanks to the Wild filmmakers at Fox Searchlight Pictures who crafted and are sharing this call for support well beyond our reach. In it, you’ll see Cheryl talking about how she is grateful for the work PCTA does to preserve and protect this magnificent trail. She urges fans to become PCTA members.

Love the PCT? Inspired by Cheryl? Donate now. PCTA is the only organization dedicated to preserving the entire Pacific Crest Trail and the experiences it provides so that you and others have a wild place for personal reflection.

  1. Donate today.
  2. Like and share this video with your friends. (Here it is on Facebook.)
  3. Check out our #ResponsiblyWILD site.

“Every time I set foot on that trail, I feel grateful for the PCTA for doing the work it does to protect and preserve it” – Cheryl Strayed

Author: Liz Bergeron

Liz Bergeron has served as the Executive Director and CEO of the Pacific Crest Trail Association since 2001. When she’s not working diligently to protect, preserve and promote the PCT, you may find her taking long walks in her neighborhood, day hiking on a local trail or introducing new hikers to the PCT.