PCTA Blog

PCTA welcomes four candidates for the Board of Directors

We’re excited to announce four new candidates for the PCTA Board of Directors. Each of these accomplished individuals brings a passion for the PCT and a depth of experience that can benefit the organization—from long-distance hiking and conservation to federal land management agencies and law.

Appointed to partial terms by ... Read more

Be Prepared for Trail Closures on the PCT in 2021

We’re only a week away from the beginning of the 2021 PCT long-distance hiking season. Soon, people will start their long-distance journeys from the PCT’s Southern Terminus in Campo, California. And while it’s an exciting time for aspiring section and thru hikers, it’s just as important as ever to take ... Read more

2021 Video Q&A: Permits, Covid, Closures, and More

2021 will not be a normal year on the Pacific Crest Trail. The Covid-19 pandemic and closures from 2020 wildfires will present challenges to long-distance PCT travelers. In this Q&A, Acting PCT Administrator for the USDA Forest Service Togan Capozza and PCTA’s Associate Director of Trail Operations Justin Kooyman answer ... Read more