PCTA Blog

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

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