PCTA Blog

Introducing PCTA’s 2024-2026 Strategic Plan

We’re excited to announce our new 2024-2026 Strategic Plan (PDF view/download link). The plan was written and developed by our communities and partners, and has been the most involved listening process we have ever undertaken. The new plan also includes updated mission and vision statements for the PCTA. So ... Read more

PCT Days 2023 a Big Success Despite Wildfire Smoke

On August 17-18 thousands of outdoor enthusiasts and hundreds of PCT thru-hikers gathered at the beautiful Cascade Locks Marine Park in the Columbia River Gorge for the 16th annual PCT Days—a celebration of hiking, backpacking, and outdoor stewardship. This year’s event was bigger than ever and featured over 100 ... Read more

Returning to the Sierra: local permits and being prepared

What a year it’s been! Last winter’s record snowpack lingers in the highest reaches of the Sierra Nevada.

Get the right local permits.

Many northbound thru-hikers made the choice to skip and bypass the Sierra due to the record snow year. Are you looking to come back to hike the ... Read more