Author Archives: Mark Larabee

About Mark Larabee

Mark Larabee is the PCTA's Advocacy Director. He is the former editor of the "PCT Communicator" magazine and 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.

Our book hit stores today – event details announced

Buy our PCT book today. You'll love it. The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail is truly special. Published by Rizzoli. Written by Mark Larabee, Barney Scout Mann, with a forward from Cheryl Strayed.

Our new coffee-table book, The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail, hits stores today! We’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to tell this amazing and important story about the trail’s history and to work with so many amazing photographers.

Special thanks to Cheryl Strayed for her inspiring ... Read more

Two men, a knockdown blow, and the big burn

Buy our PCT book today. You'll love it. The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail is truly special. Published by Rizzoli. Written by Mark Larabee, Barney Scout Mann, with a forward from Cheryl Strayed.

Excerpt from The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail

By Mark Larabee and Barney Scout Mann

The PCT has a creation story and it’s filled with interesting tidbits. Our trail’s history is rich with struggle and personalities who overcame them. Here’s a taste from Chapter One of our upcoming ... Read more

Landers Meadow in the news

Help save Landers Meadow, a special place along the Pacific Crest Trail.

Your efforts to protect the Pacific Crest Trail are being noticed.

On Wednesday, Ezra Romero of Valley Public Radio, the National Public Radio station for Central California, interviewed PCTA Executive Director and CEO Liz Bergeron about the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s recently completed campaign to save Landers Meadow.

Through more ... Read more

A great time at Trail Dirt Live in Portland

Liz Bergeron, left, and Regional Representative Dana Hendricks, right, congratulate Ed Wilson on being named Trail Maintainer of the Year for the Columbia Cascades region. Photo by Frank Gorshe.

The PCTA recognized two of its outstanding trail maintainers during the July 22 Trail Dirt Live event at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel. About 85 people attended to hear about the work you are doing to maintain and protect the trail.

The Regional Maintainer of the Year award went ... Read more

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