In memoriam

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

In memory of PCTA volunteer Joel Starr

It is with great sadness we report the death of our dear friend and trail champion, Joel Starr.  Joel was an integral part of PCTA’s Oregon volunteer community for as long as anyone can remember. Joel died August 14, 2015. He was 68.

He and his wife, Marcele, brought an ... Read more

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton