Author Archives: Hazel Platt

About Hazel Platt

Hazel Platt is PCTA's Volunteer Engagement Associate, working to support the PCTA volunteer community and connect prospective volunteers with opportunities to get involved. Hazel is a self-proclaimed nature nerd, and loves long-distance hiking.

A season at the Southern Terminus

Three hikers silhouetted against the sun at the PCT Southern Terminus

Some say that getting to the trailhead is the hardest part of the journey for those who are starting a hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. Spending countless hours doing research, gathering gear, and planning ahead finally leads to that special moment. In 2022, Trailhead Hosts Toni Baker and Jay ... Read more

Trail Skills College is back!

Two people use a crosscut saw while others observe

With input from Training Coordinator Landon Welsh.

Trail Skills College is back in session!  

It’s finally summer, and field season is well underway across the Pacific Crest Trail—check our Project Schedule for a long list of upcoming volunteer opportunities.  

Whether you’re brand new to trail work, or a seasoned volunteer ... Read more