PCTA Blog

How to Efficiently Ration Food on the PCT

When backpacking, your pack weight is probably going to be the heaviest at the beginning of your trip. Why? All that food, of course! Lightening your pack and fueling your body go hand-in-hand, creating a win-win situation for your stomach and your shoulders.

While “eating weight” on a backpacking trip ... Read more

Thru-hiking the inner workings of the PCTA

By Sean McNeal, PCTA GIS Intern, summer 2017

Opportunities are often few and far between in life. Some folks are terrified by them while others enthralled.

However, my recent chance to work as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) intern for the Pacific Crest Trail Association allowed me to learn about ... Read more

Billy Goat, the PCT Guru

An excerpt from the PCTA’s 2016 publication of  The Pacific Crest Trail, Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail.  The book is available on Amazon and in the PCTA online store.

By Mark Larabee and Barney Scout Mann

Since 2003, he has wandered the campground at Lake Morena County Park near Campo and ... Read more

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton