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.

DEI Update to the PCT Community

The recent verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin was an important step toward holding police accountable for their actions. But the outcome doesn’t erase the fact that George Floyd was murdered, and much work remains to be done to create an equitable and just future for ... Read more

PCTA welcomes four candidates for the Board of Directors

We’re excited to announce four new candidates for the PCTA Board of Directors. Each of these accomplished individuals brings a passion for the PCT and a depth of experience that can benefit the organization—from long-distance hiking and conservation to federal land management agencies and law.

Appointed to partial terms by ... Read more

Be Prepared for Trail Closures on the PCT in 2021

We’re only a week away from the beginning of the 2021 PCT long-distance hiking season. Soon, people will start their long-distance journeys from the PCT’s Southern Terminus in Campo, California. And while it’s an exciting time for aspiring section and thru hikers, it’s just as important as ever to take ... Read more

The USDA Forest Service and PCTA will issue long-distance permits for the 2021 Pacific Crest Trail season

The USDA Forest Service has decided to issue long-distance travel permits at normal levels this year on the Pacific Crest Trail.

The decision by the agency, which has overall management responsibility for the trail, comes after in-depth discussions with federal land managers and state recreation officials, other agency partners and ... Read more