PCT Days is Aug. 18-20 in Cascade Locks, Oregon

The 11th annual PCT Days takes place Aug. 18-20, 2017 in Cascade Locks, Oregon! It’ll be a fun weekend celebrating the Pacific Crest Trail. Join friends old and new for a few days of camping on Thunder Island, live music, a gear fair, games, hiking and more. This event is put on by Outdoor Viewfinder – for more information, visit www.pctdays.com.

The raffle ticket booth at PCT Days raised important funds for the Pacific Crest Trail.

The raffle ticket booth at PCT Days raised important funds for the Pacific Crest Trail.

Visit PCTA at the event

While you’re at PCT Days, be sure to say “hi”!

Our booth will have a chance to connect with the PCTA community, get involved with our outstanding Mount Hood Chapter volunteers, excellent advice on hiking the PCT, a special membership drive and great shopping for PCT merchandise at our pop-up store.

Lanz Nalagan, part of PCTA's philanthropy department, manning our booth.

Lanz Nalagan, part of PCTA’s philanthropy department, manning our booth.

It’s a fun community event with lots of outdoor brands present

Pacific Crest Trail Days is a three-day summer festival that celebrates outdoor recreation, with a focus on hiking, camping and backpacking. Attendees are able to learn about outdoor products from exhibiting sponsors, participate in activities, games and presentations, win awesome gear at the raffle, watch a slideshow and a film, listen to live music, enjoy local food and beverages, and get great deals at the largest gear expo in the country. Whether you’re into car camping, day hiking or long distance hiking, the gear you are looking for will be here!

Find official information at pctdays.com

Trying out the crosscut saw at the PCTA booth during PCT Days 2015. Photo: Gray Feather Photography

Trying out the crosscut saw at the PCTA booth during PCT Days 2015. Photo: Gray Feather Photography

All raffle proceeds are donated to the Pacific Crest Trail Association and the American Long Distance Hiking Association-West. PCT DAYS is free to attend, with a small fee for overnight camping on Thunder Island. Don’t miss out on being a part of a great time at the 11th annual PCT DAYS, located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge!

Be sure to visit the event Facebook and Twitter pages for up-to-date news and special announcements!

Lint with his raffle tickets. Both Lint and I won new pairs of boots from Danner!

Lint with his raffle tickets. He won!

Volunteers sought

Want to volunteer to be on the event staff for the event? Email [email protected] [Note: this is for volunteering for the main event, if you’d like to volunteer at the PCTA booth, please email [email protected]]

Camping registration for PCT Days is open

Reserve your campsite now! Click here for camping information.

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Author: Jack "Found" Haskel

As the Trail Information Specialist, 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.

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton