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Engaging the next generation on the PCT

Last week, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell issued a Secretarial Order to expand programs that connect America’s young people to the great outdoors.

We’re heavily involved with connecting youth to the great outdoors. In 2013, 39% of the PCT’s 81,000 trail maintenance volunteer hours were accomplished by partnerships, youth ... Read more

Watch 30 Pack and Outburst hike the Pacific Crest Trail

Kevin ’30 Pack’ Conley and Alexandra “Outburst” Brown thru-hiked last summer. They’re still adventuring and are writing about it over at theloveanddirtblog.com.

On the PCT, Kevin raised $10,000 for a children’s charity in Washington D.C. called FLOC (For Love Of Children).

Alexandra writes in her bio, “Along the PCT I ... Read more

Video of 142 Days on the PCT in 6 Minutes

Thru-hikers on the PCT often take time to document their journeys in a consistent way. Journals and blogs are fairly ubiquitous among hikers, but are often discontinued when making miles takes precedence over writing. Time-lapse videos like such as 170 mornings on the PCT are awesome, but what about capturing ... Read more

The last PCT thru-hiker of 2013

This is heart-wrenchingly cute. Gus is the newest member of our staff family. He’s the son of Dana Hendricks, our Columbia Cascades Regional Representative and her husband Paul.

Bring a kid out on the PCT this year. Please.

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