Southern CA

The glory of Golden Oaks Spring

Volunteers dig out new channels for Golden Oaks Spring after having cleared the slope above of brush.

Finding water in Southern California is a constant struggle. Drought, lowering water tables and earthquakes that shift the landscape all have the ability to diminish or alter the natural flow of water.  PCTA volunteers constantly are working to improve and repair our water sources in Southern California.  Recently, the volunteer ... Read more

Crest Runners hit the trail in Southern California

The Pacific Crest Trail just south of Warner Springs, California. Photo by: Carter Chaffey

A new U.S. Forest Service program designed to improve visitor experiences along the southernmost 100 miles of the PCT is underway.

As thru-hikers head out, two “Crest Runners” are patrolling the trail from the Mexican border to Warner Springs, providing information and encouraging positive trail experiences for hikers, horseback riders ... Read more