Trail news

ACE’s First PCT Project of the season is a success

Each year, the PCTA partners with the American Conservation Experience (ACE), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rewarding environmental service opportunities for youth, to help maintain the Pacific Crest Trail. ACE recruits and supports crews of 18- to 25-year-olds as they travel throughout California, and sometimes Oregon, tackling significant maintenance ... Read more

Imagining the PCT in a changed climate

Editor’s note: The following article by Julio Araujo appeared in our Communicator magazine in 2017. We thought it was prescient, as aspects of the scenario the author predicted three years ago are happening now. On May 4, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officially shifted the baseline for “normal” ... Read more

Trail work during a pandemic

Please note that some of the protocols referenced in this post have changed since the recent update to PCTA’s Covid-19 Trail Maintenance Protocols. For the latest, check our website.

By Tim Morris

2020 was a year like no other, and 2021 started the way 2020 went out. As a result, ... Read more

An apology to the BIPOC community

On July 17, 2020, we received an open letter from BIPOC hikers addressing our “delayed, anemic, and incorrect responses to racist posts” within the Facebook group. The letter also named “failing to address your organization’s diversity issues in staffing, executive leadership, and board of directors,” which has “contributed to perpetuating ... Read more