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Announcing the 2018 Photo Contest Winners

1st Place – Thru-rider on Knife’s Edge by Clare Major

The majestic Pacific Crest Trail through the Goat Rocks Wilderness provides the backdrop for this year’s top photograph in the Pacific Crest Trail Association’s annual photo contest. Photographer Clare Major titled the picture “Thru-rider on Knife’s Edge,” but the image ... Read more

Trail champions: meet the PCTA’s award winners

The Pacific Crest Trail Association’s annual awards recognize supporters for their extraordinary achievements. Each January, we ask our partners, members and volunteers to nominate people in the community for their contributions in the previous calendar year. Below is a summary of the outstanding people we recognized in 2017 for their ... Read more

Young, female and eager to cut

By Mary Anne Chute Lynch

Ever hear a metallic, light pinging, “sssccchhh-wing-ing” sound? Crosscut sawyers know what it means.

“Sawyers love nothing more than to cut up some logs and remove them from the trail,” sawyer Maggie Ballew said.

Joan Napolitano helped remove 100 logs last year from 11 miles ... Read more