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Volunteers tackled uncertainty in the time of Covid-19

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of our Communicator magazine.

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged most of us in various ways. For some, working from home became the new normal. We wore masks to curb the spread and ordered take-out instead of dining at restaurants. But others lost ... Read more

Listening and Believing in our Outdoor Experiences

The PCTA is sponsoring Crystal’s Footprints for Change Hike for Justice this summer on the Pacific Crest Trail portion of the Great Western Loop. Crystal is sharing her experience to encourage members of the PCT community to become more aware and more mindful of ourselves. We hope that you respect ... Read more

ACE’s First PCT Project of the season is a success

Each year, the PCTA partners with the American Conservation Experience (ACE), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities for youth, to help maintain the Pacific Crest Trail. ACE recruits and supports crews of 18- to 25-year-olds as they travel throughout California, and sometimes Oregon, tackling significant maintenance ... 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

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