Author Archives: Mark Waters

About Mark Waters

As the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s Associate Director of Philanthropy, Mark helps develop compelling opportunities for donors to support the PCTA and make the experience of giving satisfying and rewarding. He enjoys spending his free time playing and exploring with his sons.

Help the PCT today through your IRA — tax free

A tax-saving way to help the trail

If you are 70-½ years or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the PCTA and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without ... Read more

Jared Leto’s call to action for the Pacific Crest Trail

Jared Leto supports the Pacific Crest Trail.

Academy Award-winning actor, musician and director Jared Leto, much lauded for his work championing causes to protect wildlife and the environment, is also a staunch Pacific Crest Trail Association supporter.

Today he launched a $5,000 fundraising campaign benefitting the Pacific Crest Trail on the popular crowd funding site, Razoo.

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Standing room only at Trail Dirt Live San Diego

Liz taking a question from the floor.

PCT enthusiasts and supporters from Southern California and beyond packed the La Jolla Shores Hotel meeting room Saturday, Jan. 23, for our Trail Dirt Live event. Trail Dirt Live continues to grow in popularity as PCTA members, volunteers, hikers, horseback riders, board members and staff get together to hear the ... Read more