Our work

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

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

An apology to the BIPOC community

On July 17, 2020, we received an open letter from BIPOC hikers addressing our “delayed, anemic, and incorrect responses to racist posts” within the Facebook group. The letter also named “failing to address your organization’s diversity issues in staffing, executive leadership, and board of directors,” which has “contributed to perpetuating ... Read more