Trail news

Ten 2021 Volunteer Program accomplishments to celebrate!

By Hazel Platt, Volunteer Engagement Associate

Volunteers accomplished a lot of amazing things throughout 2021! In December, we got together with some of our crew leaders to talk about some of the projects we can all be proud of.

1. No Serious Incidents

Safety is our number one priority! Working ... Read more

A terrific year of trail work in the North Cascades

The mules arrived several hours after most of the crew had left the ridgeline. One PCTA staff member, several Forest Service personnel, and two crews from the Washington Conservation Corps had organized an early exit from their camp in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. A small wildfire was burning to the ... Read more

PCTA’s 2021 Annual Award Winners

The Pacific Crest Trail Association’s annual awards recognize people and partners for their extraordinary dedication to the Pacific Crest Trail. Below is a summary of those recognized throughout 2021. Some award winners listed were selected in previous years but were unable to be recognized until this year. The PCT will ... Read more

BearVault: Saving Wildlife From Our Food

As more people venture into the outdoors, properly protecting our food and other scented items is becoming more important than ever. It’s a popular belief when camping in the backcountry that we protect our food from wildlife for our own benefit—but in this video, BearVault owner Tracy Twist explains ... Read more