PCTA Blog

Shadows Shall Reappear

By J.J. King, 2017 P3 Hiker

“If all is right within you; if you have enthusiasm; if you have curiosity; if you can take it all as a great adventure; just see what you can do about it, while you are here.”

~ Mardy Murie

Our grand and memorable endeavors ... Read more

Emphasizing the smiles, not the miles

By Krystian “Snap” Repolona, 2017 P3 Hiker

“You can’t quit today. You can quit tomorrow, but at midnight, tomorrow becomes today, and you can’t quit today. You can quit tomorrow.”

I vividly remember seeing these words written on a shelter wall after a notably long day on my Appalachian ... Read more

Inyo National Forest closes segments of Rush Creek Trails; Reds Meadow Road remains closed

The U.S. Forest Service issued the following closure Thursday evening:

The Inyo National Forest, through a forest order, is closing segments of the Rush Creek Trail for public safety from June 30 through Sept. 1, 2017.

The wet winter of 2016-2017, with more than 180 percent of average annual precipitation ... Read more

5 ways to keep feet happy on the trail

Sure, your legs, back and arms might be feeling the burn as you navigate the Pacific Crest trail, but at the end of a long day of logging miles, the real heroes are your feet. Without them, you wouldn’t make it very far. If you have daily mileage goals or ... Read more

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton