PCTA launches Wild awareness campaign

We’re thrilled to launch a new Wild section of our website! Writer Cheryl Strayed’s story and the story of the Pacific Crest Trail, are inspiring new hikers, horseback riders and trail defenders. Wild is the biggest spotlight the trail has ever had.

Millions of moviegoers will get their first look ... Read more

Doodles Does the PCT charms us to no end

Inspired by her father’s suggestion to create a “doodle a day,” Katie Lei earned the trail name “Doodles” during her 2013 PCT hike by creating a set of pen drawings to record her daily encounters. Now she’s compiled her illustrations and short written pieces about her experiences and observations into ... Read more

The PCT’s Third Bestseller

Barney Mann tells the story of William Gray and The PCT’s Third Bestseller in our most recent Communicator Magazine. For more of his articles on the history of the trail, check out the collection at the bottom of our PCT history page.

The first bestseller about the Pacific Crest Trail, ... Read more

Call for submissions for PCT 2013 book

Send in your stories from this year. Rodger Dodger will edit them into a book.

PCT Class of ’13,

Want to help me create a PCT ’13 book? Hopefully you are all having fun reminiscing while getting photos/videos to Red Beard for the class video. So I thought now would ... Read more

I Promise Not to Suffer wins national award

Gail Storey’s wonderful book about her hike on the Pacific Crest Trail won the National Outdoor Book Award! We’re thrilled. I Promise Not To Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail is Gail’s light-hearted yet heart-felt memoir about her and her husband’s adventures and misadventures, deepening marriage, ... Read more