PCTA Blog

Imagining the PCT in a changed climate

Editor’s note: The following article by Julio Araujo appeared in our Communicator magazine in 2017. We thought it was prescient, as aspects of the scenario the author predicted three years ago are happening now. On May 4, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officially shifted the baseline for “normal” ... Read more

Hydro Flask Launches Limited Edition Scenic Trails Bottles

Since 2017, Bend, Oregon-based Hydro Flask’s Parks For All program has donated $1.9 million in grants to nonprofit organizations focused on building, maintaining, restoring, and providing better access to parks and the outdoors. Among these grant recipients is the PCTA—and we’re thrilled to announce the release of a Limited Edition ... Read more

DEI Update to the PCT Community

The recent verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin was an important step toward holding police accountable for their actions. But the outcome doesn’t erase the fact that George Floyd was murdered, and much work remains to be done to create an equitable and just future for ... Read more

Congrats to the 2021 PCTA Photo Contest Winners

We’re happy to present the winners of this year’s photo contest. It’s been a long year since the pandemic began in March of 2020. For many of us, it was a lost season on the PCT—and we sustained our love for the trail through photos and videos. Though it was ... Read more

Taking PCT advocacy virtual

Building long-term support for the Pacific Crest Trail is partially about building relationships with elected representatives and land managers. We do this throughout the year during our day-to-day interactions. As the new year rolls around, we traditionally bring a group of Pacific Crest Trail Association staff members and volunteers to ... Read more

Trail work during a pandemic

Please note that some of the protocols referenced in this post have changed since the recent update to PCTA’s Covid-19 Trail Maintenance Protocols. For the latest, check our website.

By Tim Morris

2020 was a year like no other, and 2021 started the way 2020 went out. As a result, ... Read more