PCTA Blog

So this is what they meant by “trail eyes”

I enjoy hiking, walking, and trail running at times. There are plenty of places to go with trails, paths, lakes and rivers all around the Sacramento area. It is a part of my routine, one way or the other. I get out for varying amounts of time, all based on ... Read more

Fulfilling a dream to climb Mount Whitney

By Evelina “Foodie” Averyanova, PCTA P3 Hiker

The alarm went off at 3 a.m. I wiped sleep from my eyes and mumbled something into my sleeping bag. I was driven — summiting Mount Whitney was my long-awaited dream. It took me an extra five minutes to squeeze my warm feet ... Read more

There’s a Boots McFarland book out

By Geolyn Carvin

You’ve probably seen a Boots McFarland cartoon somewhere: online, in a hiking club newsletter or perhaps the black and white comics featured years ago in the PCT Communicator.  Where do these cartoons originate and where do the ideas come from?

I’m a nature lover, like you. ... Read more