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

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