Trail news

Oregon volunteer leader Paul Martin Smith dies

Long-time PCTA organizer, leader and trail maintainer Paul Martin Smith died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, following complications from cancer. He was 64.

Paul, PCTA’s 2009 Regional Trail Maintainer of the Year, led the Mid-Oregon Volunteers for many years. A PCTA volunteer since 2006, he was highly recognized for his unselfish ... Read more

The 2014 Cascade Winter Ruck by ALDHA-West

Join the long distance hiking community for a social and educational gathering this winter!

Is the Winter Ruck for you?

Are you planning to hit one of the long-distance trails in 2014 or know someone who is? Are you new or getting reacquainted with backpacking and need some advice? Is... Read more