Trail culture

Two men, a knockdown blow, and the big burn

Buy our PCT book today. You'll love it. The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail is truly special. Published by Rizzoli. Written by Mark Larabee, Barney Scout Mann, with a forward from Cheryl Strayed.

Excerpt from The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail

By Mark Larabee and Barney Scout Mann

The PCT has a creation story and it’s filled with interesting tidbits. Our trail’s history is rich with struggle and personalities who overcame them. Here’s a taste from Chapter One of our upcoming ... Read more

The joy of PCT section hiking

The achivement of a lifetime. Sitting at the northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. Thinking about section-hiking? Do it!

By Tom Bache. This story originally appeared in our member magazine, the PCT Communicator. You too can receive the magazine. Join today.

Many stories about the Pacific Crest Trail experience focus on the thru-hiker. Of course, these are inspiring. But a thru-hike is only a dream for those (like me) ... Read more

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton