Trail advice

PCT toilet paper disposal survey

Cloudwalker, a wilderness ranger, long distance hiker and Leave No Trace trainer, conducted a survey of toilet paper (TP) disposal practices on April 25, 2013, between Campo and Hauser Mountain. He encountered 90 hikers heading north that day, and interviewed the last 42 of them. His notes and conclusions are ... Read more

Take warning of avalanche danger on the PCT

Carolyn “Ravensong” Burkhart, thru-hiker and Mazama trail angel, shares this important warning about avalanche danger and late season travel. PCTA Trail Information Specialist Jack Haskel contributed to the essay. We will be publishing an article by Mike Zaweski, author of SNOW TRAVEL: Skills For Climbing, Hiking, And Moving Over Snow... Read more