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.

Reflections of a seasonal trail worker

Training volunteers on proper rock bar technique. Photo by Mike Lewis.

By Ben Barry

Roughly two years ago, I signed up with the PCTA for a four-month term as a Technical Advisor. My job was to coordinate and oversee trail maintenance and reconstruction along the Pacific Crest Trail. I worked with youth and volunteer trail crews, supported corps crews and taught ... Read more

Meet the 2016 Crest Runners

The Crest Runners stand at the Southern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. They work for Cleveland National Forest.

The Cleveland National Forest is hosting two Crest Runners for the first 100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in Southern California. This is the second year of the 12-week Crest Runner program based in the Descanso Ranger District in Alpine.

Jules Fijolek and Brandon Norris are U.S. Forest Service ... Read more