Author Archives: Ellen Ginda

About Ellen Ginda

Ellen is PCTA’s Volunteer Programs Coordinator. She works in PCTA’s Sacramento office, supporting the volunteers who dedicate their time, energy and passion to the trail.

Remembering Brice Hammack, passionate advocate for trails

Brice Hammack was a passionate advocate for trails, a celebrated triple-crowner, a dedicated volunteer, and a mentor to many. He passed away September 26, 2018. The Pacific Crest Trail Association has had the privilege of honoring Brice on a number of occasions: we presented him with the Regional Trail Maintainer ... Read more “Remembering Brice Hammack, passionate advocate for trails”

Get involved with the Pacific Crest Trail Association volunteer program

Along with other nonprofit partners, the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s volunteer program coordinates thousands of helping hands from the deserts of Southern California all the way to the Cascade Mountains of Northern Washington. Thinking of becoming a volunteer? Let me tell you a little about our trail maintenance program, and ... Read more “Get involved with the Pacific Crest Trail Association volunteer program”

The 2015 Tahoe Trail Skills College teaches skills and builds friendships

Class time at the Trail Skills College. It's remarkable how much there is to learn about the Pacific Crest Trail. This was our Intro to Scouting and Adopting sections of the PCT.

As Volunteer Programs Assistant with PCTA, I take great pride in helping coordinate an expansive and high-caliber volunteer program, one that offers sophisticated training opportunities such as our annual Trail Skills College. Over the last six years, PCTA’s Trail Skills College has evolved into a premier trail maintenance education program ... Read more “The 2015 Tahoe Trail Skills College teaches skills and builds friendships”

Become a trail crew volunteer: sign up today for the Pacific Crest Trail

Limbering and stretching, part of the trailhead ritual before volunteering on the PCT. Photo: Gray Feather Photography.

Calling all volunteers—the PCT needs you! Ready to get dirty and give back to the trail? We’re looking for volunteers to join us on trail maintenance projects throughout the season. Grab your calendar and visit our Project Schedule to find a trip that’s right for you.

We are recruiting for ... Read more “Become a trail crew volunteer: sign up today for the Pacific Crest Trail”