Hiker culture

The case for being a trail mentor

By Arthur McMahon

Share your wilderness experience and knowledge with others. Inspire future generations of adventurers and grow the outdoor community. Lead friends on a day hike or motivate them to visit a national park by sharing your experience. Be a trail mentor.

My greatest mentor was my fiancée, Jill. ... 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