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The People Behind the PCTA: Galen Keily, GIS Specialist

For Galen Keily, PCTA’s first full-time staff geographic information systems specialist, connection is a prominent theme. Once an enthusiast for high-adrenaline sports like mountaineering and mountain biking, Galen now appreciates a calmer presence in the outdoors.

“I just like being outside,” he said. “It’s a time for reflection. I think ... Read more

Five New Members Join PCTA’s Board of Directors

The Pacific Crest Trail Association is excited to announce the addition of five new members to the board of directors: Keith Dorsey, Sonia Fernandez, Carmen Ibarra, Ashley Martinez, and Ginny Too.

PCTA’s board and staff welcome each of them individually and as a five-person cohort comprised of talented and passionate ... Read more

On the PCT’s 54th year as a National Scenic Trail

Fifty-four years ago this week, in October of 1968, the National Trails System Act was passed—and granted National Scenic Trail status to the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. It’s worthwhile to remember the efforts of so many people who made the PCT possible. Below, we’re publishing the introduction ... Read more