Oregon volunteer leader Paul Martin Smith dies

Long-time PCTA organizer, leader and trail maintainer Paul Martin Smith died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, following complications from cancer. He was 64.

Paul, PCTA’s 2009 Regional Trail Maintainer of the Year, led the Mid-Oregon Volunteers for many years. A PCTA volunteer since 2006, he was highly recognized for his unselfish ... Read more

PCTA annual awards – accepting nominations

Alice Krueper Award. Photo by Jack Haskel

Dear Friends of PCTA,

Each year the Pacific Crest Trail Association honors those who have given their time and energy to the Pacific Crest Trail, and continually seek to preserve and protect this international treasure. At this time, we invite you to nominate candidates for one of the Association’s annual ... Read more