Author Archives: Mark Larabee

About Mark Larabee

Mark Larabee is the PCTA's Associate Director of Communications and Marketing. He is editor of the "PCT Communicator" magazine and manages the association's advocacy efforts. He is co-author of "The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail" published in 2016. Larabee is a journalist, part of a team who won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news for The Oregonian newspaper. He hiked the PCT across Oregon for a 2005 series for the paper and has been with PCTA since 2010. He lives in Portland.

PCTA bids farewell to Greg “Strider” Hummel

“Remember kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die.” – Babe Ruth in the Sandlot

His gait, the incredible distance between his boots, gave 6-foot, 9-inch Greg Hummel the trail name “Strider” when he thru-hiked the PCT in 1977. Legend has it that nobody could ... Read more

2014 Photo Contest Winners

At sunset a thunder storm rumbled to our west as we hastily set up camp for the night. Photo by: Colin Arisman

There’s something about a photo contest dedicated to the Pacific Crest Trail that’s hard to beat.

For one, the trail winds through some of the most beautiful places in the world. Every photograph with a person in it drips with happiness. And every picture is a donation by a volunteer ... Read more