2013 Northern California PCT fire restrictions

The U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service have released restrictions that essentially ban campfires, restrict smoking and certain types of stoves on much of the Pacific Crest Trail, even with a campfire permit. The restrictions are not PCT specific, they are in place broadly in the forests and parks ... Read more

Mark Votapek’s PCT concert series

Readers of the PCT Communicator are aware that the “world’s foremost hiking cellist” is on the trail again this summer. On his second thru-hike, Mark Votapek plans to play around 30 concerts. That’s one on nearly every “zero day”.

Last weekend, PCTA staff Angie Williamson and Shari Hansen had the ... Read more