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How the federal government shutdown impacts the PCT

The federal government is open again. See here. 

Unfortunately, the shutdown’s effect on the PCT remains unclear. At PCTA, we share your disappointment over the situation.

In general, all buildings and gates that can be locked on public land – including bathrooms – are closed. However, critical safety personnel, such ... Read more

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