Northern CA

2013 Northern California PCT fire restrictions

The U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service have released restrictions that essentially ban campfires, restrict smoking and certain types of stoves on much of the Pacific Crest Trail, even with a campfire permit. The restrictions are not PCT specific, they are in place broadly in the forests and parks ... Read more

Danger from individuals cultivating marijuana on the Pacific Crest Trail

While only a fraction of our public lands are affected by illegal marijuana cultivation, the Pacific Crest Trail Association, Forest Service and our other agency partners believe that safety risks are real and everyone should be informed about them. Dangerous people protecting marijuana cultivation sites may be present on the ... Read more

Belden Post Office closed

Belden trail angel Laurie J. Braaten reports that the postmaster there has retired and the Belden Post Office is closed. This situation might change but currently Belden has no postal service.

The Braatens can accept hiker resupply packages when they are open late June and July (they close August ... Read more