Author Archives: PCTA Staff

About PCTA Staff

The mission of the Pacific Crest Trail Association is to protect, preserve and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail as a world-class experience for hikers and equestrians, and for all the values provided by wild and scenic lands.

2022 PCTA Annual Membership Meeting is a Joyful Reunion

The PCTA’s 2022 Annual Membership Meeting was held in-person for first time since 2019—on a beautiful late-April Saturday afternoon outdoors behind the PCTA office in Sacramento, California. Everyone present talked about how different and satisfying it felt to be meeting in person again!

New board chair Kevin Bacon satisfied ... Read more

In Memory of Pete Fish, Legendary PCTA Volunteer

We’re deeply saddened to report that after a battle with Lymphoma, legendary PCTA volunteer Pete Fish passed away on March 26. He was 90. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, three children, and four grandchildren.

The Pacific Crest Trail was a “second career” for Pete. After retiring from ... Read more

Moving Forward and Embracing Change

A message from Rick Thalhammer, Chair of the PCTA Board of Directors.

The Pacific Crest Trail Association enters 2022 in an exciting and dynamic time, and the organization is embracing some exciting changes. At our quarterly board of directors meeting on January 29th, 2022, PCTA’s board made some key decisions ... Read more

Ten 2021 Volunteer Program accomplishments to celebrate!

By Hazel Platt, Volunteer Engagement Associate

Volunteers accomplished a lot of amazing things throughout 2021! In December, we got together with some of our crew leaders to talk about some of the projects we can all be proud of.

1. No Serious Incidents

Safety is our number one priority! Working ... Read more

DEI Update: End of 2021

As we enter 2022, one of our highest work priorities is to realign PCTA with diversity, equity, and inclusion through a new strategic plan and “Mission, Vision, and Values” statements. In October, PCTA’s board extended our current strategic plan while adding language acknowledging our emerging DEI and climate change work... Read more

PCTA’s 2021 Annual Award Winners

The Pacific Crest Trail Association’s annual awards recognize people and partners for their extraordinary dedication to the Pacific Crest Trail. Below is a summary of those recognized throughout 2021. Some award winners listed were selected in previous years but were unable to be recognized until this year. The PCT will ... Read more