PCTA Blog

Volunteers tackled uncertainty in the time of Covid-19

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of our Communicator magazine.

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged most of us in various ways. For some, working from home became the new normal. We wore masks to curb the spread and ordered take-out instead of dining at restaurants. But others lost ... Read more

In memory of June Mulford: PCT equestrian pioneer

It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of pioneering PCT equestrian, June Mulford.

June and her husband Don were the first to ride the entire length of the PCT in a single season. Their monumental 2,400-mile journey was completed in 1959, long before the PCT ... Read more

ACE’s First PCT Project of the season is a success

Each year, the PCTA partners with the American Conservation Experience (ACE), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities for youth, to help maintain the Pacific Crest Trail. ACE recruits and supports crews of 18- to 25-year-olds as they travel throughout California, and sometimes Oregon, tackling significant maintenance ... Read more

Imagining the PCT in a changed climate

Editor’s note: The following article by Julio Araujo appeared in our Communicator magazine in 2017. We thought it was prescient, as aspects of the scenario the author predicted three years ago are happening now. On May 4, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officially shifted the baseline for “normal” ... Read more