PCTA Blog

Two Parents Call for Safety Preparation as Thru-Hiking Season Nears

By Doug Laher and Sally Fowler

The PCT is challenging and passes through more miles of designated Wilderness than any other National Scenic Trail. The trail, and wilderness itself, exists in part as a rare place to meet untamed nature and experience great physical challenge and accomplishment. Self-reliance is one ... Read more

Moving Forward and Embracing Change

A message from Rick Thalhammer, Chair of the PCTA Board of Directors.

The Pacific Crest Trail Association enters 2022 in an exciting and dynamic time, and the organization is embracing some exciting changes. At our quarterly board of directors meeting on January 29th, 2022, PCTA’s board made some key decisions ... Read more

Ten 2021 Volunteer Program accomplishments to celebrate!

By Hazel Platt, Volunteer Engagement Associate

Volunteers accomplished a lot of amazing things throughout 2021! In December, we got together with some of our crew leaders to talk about some of the projects we can all be proud of.

1. No Serious Incidents

Safety is our number one priority! Working ... Read more

DEI Update: End of 2021

As we enter 2022, one of our highest work priorities is to realign PCTA with diversity, equity, and inclusion through a new strategic plan and “Mission, Vision, and Values” statements. In October, PCTA’s board extended our current strategic plan while adding language acknowledging our emerging DEI and climate change work... Read more