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Northern Terminus of Pacific Crest Trail Closed Due to Wildfires

Northern Terminus of Pacific Crest Trail Closed Due to Wildfires

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from mile 2636 to the Northern Terminus at the Canadian border due to several fires burning near the trail. No reroute has been recommended...

Sep 8, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Josh Perry Sets New PCT FKT, Beating Heather Anderson’s Longstanding Record

Josh Perry Sets New PCT FKT, Beating Heather Anderson’s Longstanding Record

Josh Perry, a 27-year-old British endurance hiker, completed the Pacific Crest Trail on August 7th in just 55 days, 16 hours, and 54 minutes, breaking the self-supported speed record on...

Aug 11, 2022 : Kelly Floro
60 PCT Hikers Evacuated from Trail As McKinney Fire Burns Near CA-OR Border

60 PCT Hikers Evacuated from Trail As McKinney Fire Burns Near CA-OR Border

According to Jackson County, Oregon's Sheriff's Office (JCSO), some 60 hikers were evacuated from the Pacific Crest Trail yesterday as the 52,000-acre McKinney Fire prompted evacuations and road

Aug 1, 2022 : Kelly Floro
PCTA Targets Late August Reopening of Lionshead Fire Closure

PCTA Targets Late August Reopening of Lionshead Fire Closure

The USDA Forest Service and the PCTA aim to reopen the Lionshead Fire closure on the Oregon PCT by late August or early September, as reported by The Statesman. The...

Jul 29, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Desolation Wilderness Now Requires Bear-Resistant Food Storage

Desolation Wilderness Now Requires Bear-Resistant Food Storage

The US Forest Service has announced that all overnight visitors to California's Desolation Wilderness, which is in Eldorado National Forest and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, will be required

Jul 18, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Missing Tahoe Rim Trail Hiker Found Deceased in Lake Aloha

Missing Tahoe Rim Trail Hiker Found Deceased in Lake Aloha

A backpacker who was reported missing from the Tahoe Rim Trail this week was found deceased in California's Lake Aloha on Wednesday, according to the hiker's sister. Jia Huang, 32,...

Jun 30, 2022 : Kelly Floro
PCT Hikers Warned to Avoid Wrightwood as Firefighters Work to Contain Sheep Fire

PCT Hikers Warned to Avoid Wrightwood as Firefighters Work to Contain Sheep Fire

The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) warned hikers on Monday to avoid the town of Wrightwood, CA and the surrounding area due to fire danger. The Sheep Fire was first...

Jun 14, 2022 : Kelly Floro
Experienced Hiker Found Dead in San Bernardino National Forest

Experienced Hiker Found Dead in San Bernardino National Forest

Robert Carey Jr., 33 was found dead at the base of Big Falls Waterfall in Forest Falls near Southern California's San Gorgonio Peak on May 1st. "Investigators estimated Carey dropped...

May 5, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Trevor Spikes Program to Ship Discounted Microspikes to PCT Hikers in Memory of Trevor Laher

Trevor Spikes Program to Ship Discounted Microspikes to PCT Hikers in Memory of Trevor Laher

In memory of Trevor Laher, the PCT hiker who tragically died on the PCT in 2020, the Laher family has partnered with Fowler-O'Sullivan Foundation (FOF) to fund the Trevor Spikes...

Jan 31, 2022 : Penina Satlow
Sierra Snowfall Smashes December Records, Keeps 2022 PCT Hikers on Their Toes

Sierra Snowfall Smashes December Records, Keeps 2022 PCT Hikers on Their Toes

Record-breaking snowfall in western California's Sierra Nevada mountain range this month has raised hopes for an above-average snowpack this winter with the potential to alleviate the state's severe

Dec 30, 2021 : Kelly Floro