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In memory of June Mulford: PCT equestrian pioneer

It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of pioneering PCT equestrian, June Mulford.

June and her husband Don were the first to ride the entire length of the PCT in a single season. Their monumental 2,400-mile journey was completed in 1959, long before the PCT ... Read more

DEI Update to the PCT Community

The recent verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin was an important step toward holding police accountable for their actions. But the outcome doesn’t erase the fact that George Floyd was murdered, and much work remains to be done to create an equitable and just future for ... Read more

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