Author Archives: Dana Hendricks

About Dana Hendricks

Dana Hendricks, our Columbia Cascades Regional Representative, is in charge of the PCT from Windigo Pass, Oregon through the Columbia River Gorge. She lives with her husband, Paul, and her little hiker, Gus, just a couple miles from the Bridge of the Gods. She has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Oregon.

Comment period open on Central Oregon wilderness permit fees; public meetings set

Last month, we shared news of the Willamette and Deschutes national forests’ decision to implement a limited-entry permit system in three popular Central Oregon wildernesses, starting next summer.

The forests recently released a proposal for specific fees to go along with that new permit system. They’ve announced dates for three ... Read more

New permit system to affect the PCT in Central Oregon

Central Cascades Wilderness Strategy, Willamette and Deschutes national forests. 

Note: this new permit system begins Friday, May 28, 2021. Reservations for the permits will open at 7 a.m. PDT on April 6, 2021 at More information about the permits can be found here:

What is this new permit... Read more

A tribute to Dan Ogden: 1923-2018

He could be called one of the founding fathers of trails in the United States. Though trails were well on their way to becoming a national treasure before Dan Ogden got involved, he helped ensure their longevity and survival.

As the assistant director of planning and research in the Bureau ... Read more

In memory of PCTA volunteer Joel Starr

It is with great sadness we report the death of our dear friend and trail champion, Joel Starr.  Joel was an integral part of PCTA’s Oregon volunteer community for as long as anyone can remember. Joel died August 14, 2015. He was 68.

He and his wife, Marcele, brought an ... Read more

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