General

How the federal government shutdown impacts the PCT

The federal government is open again. See here. 

Unfortunately, the shutdown’s effect on the PCT remains unclear. At PCTA, we share your disappointment over the situation.

In general, all buildings and gates that can be locked on public land – including bathrooms – are closed. However, critical safety personnel, such ... Read more

Marcus Moschetto, PCT Relay Boy

Hiker, trail angel and Board Chair, Barney “Scout” Mann tells the fascinating and emotional story of the PCT Relay Boys in our history section. We’re incredibly grateful to have met Marcus Moschetto, a true trail pioneer.  The story, “History in the Making” goes along with the video below. It was ... Read more

Finding galls along the trail

Bob Sommer’s article about galls in our Fall 2013 issue of the PCT Communicator is a staff favorite. We’re always amazed by the variety and abundance of galls along the trail.

Red apples hanging down from an oak tree on the PCT? Doesn’t make sense until you realize that these ... Read more

2013 ALDHA-W Gathering

Will you be attending the ALDHA-West Gathering this year? We’ll be there! It’s hard to believe that this is it’s 20th year.

See you in Nevada City, Calif. from September 27-29th. Click here to register.

Each Fall since 1993, hikers get together to talk trail. The main program includes world-class

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