Navigating snowy sections of the PCT

This article by Mike Zawaski originally appeared in the Winter 2013 edition of the PCT Communicator magazine. It has been edited again, and we are republishing it because we think the information is relevant to today’s conditions in the PCT high country. Please be safe out there.

If it has ... Read more

Take warning of avalanche danger on the PCT

Carolyn “Ravensong” Burkhart, thru-hiker and Mazama trail angel, shares this important warning about avalanche danger and late season travel. PCTA Trail Information Specialist Jack Haskel contributed to the essay. We will be publishing an article by Mike Zaweski, author of SNOW TRAVEL: Skills For Climbing, Hiking, And Moving Over Snow... Read more

Snow is falling

Check for weather forecasts.

High elevation portions of the Sierra Nevada received upwards of six inches of snow this weekend. It has been generally wet for weeks now in the North Cascades. The forecast posted above shows snow predicted for days to come. Snow is not uncommon in the ... Read more

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton