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Thoughts on a cancelled thru-hike

By Jessica Bowman

Harlem

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy ... 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

Building Bridges: more than just connecting trails

The work that volunteers put into the Pacific Crest Trail each season is astounding. They dedicate time and energy to clearing brush, creating new tread, sawing logs and, occasionally, building bridges. Although bridges are not a common PCT volunteer project, this year we have had a few dedicated groups with ... Read more