PCTA Blog

Webinars: Botanical Tales of the Pacific Crest Trail

Five Tuesdays 7-8 pm | February 16th – March 16th, 2021 all sessions will be recorded

After two 2,650 mile thru-hikes botanizing the Pacific Crest Trail, Matt Berger shares both the extraordinary and everyday plants along each region of the trail in this 5-part webinar. This series of presentations will ... Read more

Doug Laher’s call for safety in memory of his son Trevor

Nothing matters more than your safe return from the PCT. Be prepared. Please take the trail’s dangers seriously. Understand and manage the risks so you can get out safely. We’re so grateful to Doug for turning his tragedy into a lesson for us all.

A son’s newfound passion for hiking... Read more

The USDA Forest Service and PCTA will issue long-distance permits for the 2021 Pacific Crest Trail season

The USDA Forest Service has decided to issue long-distance travel permits at normal levels this year on the Pacific Crest Trail.

The decision by the agency, which has overall management responsibility for the trail, comes after in-depth discussions with federal land managers and state recreation officials, other agency partners and ... Read more