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Mt. Whitney

Only The Essential is a 40-minute documentary film made by thru-hikers about thru-hiking the PCT. It is available free online at

Colin Arisman and Luke Kantola are Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers and filmmakers. They are the founders of Wild Confluence Films and the producers of the new full-length Pacific ... Read more

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