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.

Crest Runners hit the trail in Southern California

The Pacific Crest Trail just south of Warner Springs, California. Photo by: Carter Chaffey

A new U.S. Forest Service program designed to improve visitor experiences along the southernmost 100 miles of the PCT is underway.

As thru-hikers head out, two “Crest Runners” are patrolling the trail from the Mexican border to Warner Springs, providing information and encouraging positive trail experiences for hikers, horseback riders ... Read more

Another Trail Dirt Live event brings out PCT supporters

Southern California PCT enthusiasts gathered Saturday, Jan. 17, for the second Trail Dirt Live event.

Held at the Angeles National Forest Supervisor’s offices in Arcadia, PCTA members, volunteers, board members and staff got together to talk about the trail, the state of PCTA and to honor a couple of special ... Read more