Trail news

In Memory of Pete Fish, Legendary PCTA Volunteer

We’re deeply saddened to report that after a battle with Lymphoma, legendary PCTA volunteer Pete Fish passed away on March 26. He was 90. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, three children, and four grandchildren.

The Pacific Crest Trail was a “second career” for Pete. After retiring from ... Read more

Two Parents Call for Safety Preparation as Thru-Hiking Season Nears

By Doug Laher and Sally Fowler

The PCT is challenging and passes through more miles of designated Wilderness than any other National Scenic Trail. The trail, and wilderness itself, exists in part as a rare place to meet untamed nature and experience great physical challenge and accomplishment. Self-reliance is one ... Read more

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