PCTA Blog

How long is the PCT really?

Easy, 2,650 Miles, right? Well… not quite. The question of the PCT’s length comes up often, with guidebooks, phone apps, and other sources across the internet offering varying figures. In recent years, PCTA has come a long way in better tracking and calculating distance. While we regularly reference the rounded ... Read more

Oregon Legislature Approves First Funding for Bridge of the Gods

Oregon lawmakers allocated $6 million to support engineering studies focused on preservation and seismic resiliency for the Bridge of the Gods, the official route of the Pacific Crest Trail across the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington.

The March 7 vote is a significant step toward safeguarding the iconic, nearly ... Read more

The Benefits of Wearing Merino Wool in the Backcountry

By Darn Tough Vermont

A note from PCTA Staff: this post is part of a blog exchange with Darn Tough Vermont. Check out their blog to see an upcoming article about volunteering on the PCT. 

“Cotton kills” – since you’re here reading this, high likelihood that you’ve heard this mantra. ... Read more

Volunteer Profile: Brian Wagenaar (part 1 of 2)

Note: this is the first part of reflections from PCT Volunteer Brian Wagenaar. Stay tuned for part two in March!

I am tremendously lucky. Over the last six years, I’ve spent much of my time engaged in conservation, crisscrossing the country to find myself in  beautiful, diverse places, working outside ... Read more