Author Archives: Justin Kooyman

About Justin Kooyman

Justin Kooyman is PCTA’s Associate Director of Trail Operations. He works on trail protection and management projects out of our Northern Sierra regional office in Portola, CA. When not working, Justin can be found exploring the Northern Sierra, especially looking for uncommon birds in Plumas County.

Welcome our 2019 PCT Southern Terminus hosts

PCT Southern Terminus hosts

The volunteer Southern Terminus hosts are back again this year!

The U.S. Forest Service and the Pacific Crest Trail Association started the program in 2017 with the goal of expanding the outreach of Leave No Trace ethics through an increased on-the-ground and in-person presence, promoting safe hiking practices and reducing ... Read more

The Hat Creek Rim dry stretch and news about Cache 22

The Hat Creek Rim is one of the most famous, or perhaps infamous, stretches of the PCT. People do not always associate Northern California with extremely dry, almost desert-like conditions. However, the stretch of the PCT along the Hat Creek Rim is one of the longest waterless stretches of trail. ... Read more