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P3 Hiker J.J. King finds inspiration and kindness on the trail

the PCT in Southern California

J.J. King is one of our ten P3 Hikers on the trail this summer. Currently around Agua Dulce, J.J. recently sent us these initial impressions of his thru-hike. A retired captain in the Navy Medical Corps, J.J. is also a seasonal ranger with the National Park Service. Read more about ... Read more

Many thanks to our Congressional supporters

When we join with other trail groups in February for our annual Hike the Hill visits with members of Congress and their staffs, one of the most important things we talk with them about is the Land and Water Conservation Fund and why it’s crucial to the National Trails System.... Read more

Thru-hiker advocates wanted to promote stewardship of the PCT

P3: Protect, Preserve, and Promote

Washington’s Pasayten Wilderness – photo by Andy Porter

NOTE: Applications for this year’s P3 Program are now closed. Interest in the program was high, and we’ve selected ten hikers for this year’s program who we’ll introduce shortly—stay tuned to our Facebook page and main Blog page!

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Welcome to Our New Partner Sierra Trading Post!

The Pacific Crest Trail Association has a vision for the future of the trail—where the PCT is world-renowned for offering a rare opportunity to travel through exceptionally scenic, remote, primitive landscapes. But we don’t create this future alone. We rely on many partners to make it happen. Members and donors ... Read more

Landers Meadow in the news

Help save Landers Meadow, a special place along the Pacific Crest Trail.

Your efforts to protect the Pacific Crest Trail are being noticed.

On Wednesday, Ezra Romero of Valley Public Radio, the National Public Radio station for Central California, interviewed PCTA Executive Director and CEO Liz Bergeron about the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s recently completed campaign to save Landers Meadow.

Through more ... Read more

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton