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Fires Threaten PCT in Northern Washington; Closure Possible

Fires Threaten PCT in Northern Washington; Closure Possible

The US Forest Service is likely to close the Pacific Crest Trail north of Highway 20/Rainy Pass (mile 2,588.6) all the way to the Canadian border due to multiple fires...

Jul 19, 2018 : The Editors
The City of Mount Shasta Becomes PCT’s First Designated Trail Town

The City of Mount Shasta Becomes PCT’s First Designated Trail Town

The Pacific Crest Trail Association and the city of Mount Shasta are throwing a big ol' party. The two announced theirAppalachian Trail Community Program. Most thru-hikers are used to seeing...

Jul 18, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Land Protection Successes Keep the PCT Wild

Land Protection Successes Keep the PCT Wild

Stevens Pass The Pacific Crest Trail Association recently sold 402 acres at Image The Conservation Fund, the PCTA was able to purchase this property at the end of 2017. This...

Jun 25, 2018 : Andrea Davis
PCT Hikers Rescued From Snowpocalypse

PCT Hikers Rescued From Snowpocalypse

On October 23rd, 2017 a SAR team rescued two PCT hikers from a 60-hour blizzard near Taylor's Landing in Washington. Several days prior, hiker Dylan "Flip" Zitawi stated that he...

Nov 5, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis
2018 PCT Permit Registration Opens November 1st

2018 PCT Permit Registration Opens November 1st

Planning to hike more than 500 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018? Then you'll need to register for a Long-Distance Permit page to familiarize yourself with the registration process....

Sep 25, 2017 : Amy
This Land is Your Land… And Yours, And Yours, And Yours

This Land is Your Land… And Yours, And Yours, And Yours

Unless you’ve been hiding under Mahoosuc Notch for the past year and a half, you might have noticed that Americans aren’t exactly getting along these days. From Facebook browsing to...

Mar 1, 2017 : Spencer
Karel Sabbe Claims New Supported PCT Speed Record

Karel Sabbe Claims New Supported PCT Speed Record

On August 13th, Belgian UltraRunner, Karel Sabbe, claimed the new supported speed record when he stepped foot on the cement monument at the Northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. 27...

Aug 17, 2016 : Mary Beth Skylis
Carly Moree Aims to Set New Pacific Crest Trail Speed Record

Carly Moree Aims to Set New Pacific Crest Trail Speed Record

You read that correctly.  Our very own Carly "Papi" Moree, co-author of Heather "Anish" Anderson, set the self-supported FKT (fastest known time) at 60 days, 17 hours, and 12 minutes in

Aug 2, 2016 : Zach
Fire Between Walker Pass And Kennedy Meadows

Fire Between Walker Pass And Kennedy Meadows

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Jun 2, 2016 : Digger
The Pacific Crest Trail Dilemma: Increasing Crowds, Droughts, and Water Caches

The Pacific Crest Trail Dilemma: Increasing Crowds, Droughts, and Water Caches

It’s nearly Spring, which brings, in addition to longer days and flowers, a whole new crop of thru-hikers hoping to log miles and take names - trail names that is. ...

Apr 2, 2015 : Bennett Travers