In memoriam

A tribute to Dan Ogden: 1923-2018

Dan Ogden at his home in Vancouver, Washington, 2015. Photo by Mark Larabee.

He could be called one of the founding fathers of trails in the United States. Though trails were well on their way to becoming a national treasure before Dan Ogden got involved, he helped ensure their longevity ... Read more

Longtime PCT Advocate Lesya Struz Dies

Lesya Struz hiking the Enchantments, 2012. Photo courtesy of Lana Reilly.

Lesya Struz, former PCTA board member, a volunteer founder of the PCTA’s Mount Hood Chapter in Oregon and the force behind the creation of a single permit for long-distance PCT travelers, died this week at her home in Boston, ... Read more

PCTA loses caretaker extraordinaire Jack Konner

Jack out for a day hike. Photo by Patty Carter

Volunteer Caretaker Jack Konner, who helped build the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s Mount Hood Chapter into a trail-maintaining powerhouse, died Nov. 11, 2016. He was 89.

Jack, who lived in Beaverton, Oregon, was one of the Mount Hood Chapter’s earliest section caretakers. As the chapter’s first volunteer coordinator during a ... Read more

Photo by: Henrik Frederiksen