PCTA Blog

Mini guide: Notable trees in the Sierra along the PCT

By Dana York

During the summer between 11th and 12th grades, I trekked 800 miles of the PCT with a high school acquaintance. It was 1979, and we were armed with a stack of 15-minute topographic maps, a PCT guidebook and a pack as large as a Volkswagen! We started ... Read more

Welcome our 2019 PCT Southern Terminus hosts

PCT Southern Terminus hosts

The volunteer Southern Terminus hosts are back again this year!

The U.S. Forest Service and the Pacific Crest Trail Association started the program in 2017 with the goal of expanding the outreach of Leave No Trace ethics through an increased on-the-ground and in-person presence, promoting safe hiking practices and reducing ... Read more

The thing the trail teaches

Mick Mc Bride is the leader of the Southern Oregon Rockers.

By Mick Mc Bride

I’m often asked, “why trail maintenance?”

I used to answer with the standard response entailing how the Pacific Crest Trail needs constant upkeep to remove those big trees Mother Nature likes to throw across it during her winter temper tantrums, and to ward off damage done ... Read more