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2021 Video Q&A: Permits, Covid, Closures, and More

2021 will not be a normal year on the Pacific Crest Trail. The Covid-19 pandemic and closures from 2020 wildfires will present challenges to long-distance PCT travelers. In this Q&A, Acting PCT Administrator for the USDA Forest Service Togan Capozza and PCTA’s Associate Director of Trail Operations Justin Kooyman answer ... Read more

PCT connections run deep and far

Here’s a lighthearted post about an email we received recently from Rick Hubbard of South Burlington, Vermont—a member of the PCT Class of 2003…

Greetings:

In your recent [Over the Pass] email, David Rolsten’s poem, “I Took a Walk” brought back memories of my own (Rick Hubbard—aka trail name “Newsman”) ... Read more

The Trail Can Unite Us

June 3, 2020

Like so many, we are heartbroken by recent events that have highlighted the systemic racial injustice that continues to divide our country.

Thank you to those of you who have reached out to us about this issue. Our silence until now in no way reflects a lack ... Read more