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.

Trail salad recipes

Contributed by Christine and Tim Conners, longtime PCTA supporters.

When on the trail in the heat of the day, it’s tough to beat a cool, flavor-packed salad, especially when it’s enjoyed against the gorgeous backdrop of the PCT! Trail salads are both refreshing and healthy. Even better, they don’t require ... Read more

Messenger Flat fire

Care is essential when dealing with fire in the backcountry.

Today’s Messenger Fire (mile 430) underscores the potential dangers associated with campfires in Southern California, even when camping in developed campgrounds with fire rings.

The National Weather Service issues red flag warnings when weather conditions make it more likely fires ... Read more

2013 Photo Contest Winners

It’s that time of year again. We are pleased to release the results of our annual photo contest.

More than 600 photos were submitted this year in our first fully electronic contest. These photos will be used for years in our publications and advocacy materials to help PCTA protect, preserve ... Read more

PCTA’s 2013 Technical Advisors

This year our Trail Operations staff will have the assistance of multiple seasonal employees. These seasonal positions are funded through the corps crew program and project funding provided by the Forest Service. Such positions are important not only because they provide critical capacity but they also provide development opportunities for ... Read more

PCT youth Hike the Hill

This is Adam Higelin reporting on my first day volunteering for “Hike the Hill” 2013.  I’m 15 years old and I am a sophomore at Norco High School in southern California.

Our first day was Monday and it definitely came at us quickly. The highlight of my day was getting ... Read more

Mountain bikes and the PCT

To our members and supporters:

We are receiving many inquiries from you about information being posted online about mountain bikes and the PCT. We want to assure you that we are well aware of this growing campaign to open the PCT to bicycles. We are monitoring the decision-making process and ... Read more