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Help the PCT today through your IRA — tax free

A tax-saving way to help the trail

If you are 70-½ years or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the PCTA and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without ... Read more

Meeting the Sisters

By Kara Kieffer, PCTA P3 Hiker

The alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. and I do not want to get up. “Starman,” it would seem, is also reluctant. We snooze and snooze again, our secluded campsite insulating us from the clacking clomping footsteps of other hikers. I know we have ... Read more

So this is what they meant by “trail eyes”

I enjoy hiking, walking, and trail running at times. There are plenty of places to go with trails, paths, lakes and rivers all around the Sacramento area. It is a part of my routine, one way or the other. I get out for varying amounts of time, all based on ... Read more

Fulfilling a dream to climb Mount Whitney

By Evelina “Foodie” Averyanova, PCTA P3 Hiker

The alarm went off at 3 a.m. I wiped sleep from my eyes and mumbled something into my sleeping bag. I was driven — summiting Mount Whitney was my long-awaited dream. It took me an extra five minutes to squeeze my warm feet ... Read more

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