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Lost Pacific Crest Trail Hiker Located and Rescued in Oregon

Lost Pacific Crest Trail Hiker Located and Rescued in Oregon

PCT thru-hiker Robert Campbell was found by a search team on Friday, October 18, after becoming lost in a snowstorm. He had taken shelter in a pit toilet at an...

Oct 22, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
PCTA Releases Updated Permit Regulations, Including Continuous Travel Through the Sierra

PCTA Releases Updated Permit Regulations, Including Continuous Travel Through the Sierra

An October 1 update from the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) has made public several changes for 2020 PCT thru-hiker permits. There is now a limit on southbound permits. Permits...

Oct 7, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Hiker Heaven on the PCT Is Officially For Sale

Hiker Heaven on the PCT Is Officially For Sale

It’s official: Hiker Heaven is up for sale. After 22 years of generously hosting hikers in their Agua Dulce home, Jeff and Donna are moving to the Washington Upper Olympic...

Aug 19, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Rugged Thread Is Offering Free Gear Repair at PCT Trail Days 8/16 – 8/18

Rugged Thread Is Offering Free Gear Repair at PCT Trail Days 8/16 – 8/18

What: FREE repairs to all thru-hikers! Where: PCT Days, Cascade Locks, Oregon When: August 16th-18th No matter how prepared you are, somewhere along the 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest...

Jul 19, 2019 : Guest Post
17 Miles of the PCT Have Been Permanently Protected

17 Miles of the PCT Have Been Permanently Protected

Despite the beauty captured on Instagram of its seemingly endless vistas, the Pacific Crest Trail is far from a continuous wilderness venture. Human influence is evident not just in the...

Jul 3, 2019 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
Mountain Fire Closure is Lifted. Here’s What it Took to Repair this Section of the PCT

Mountain Fire Closure is Lifted. Here’s What it Took to Repair this Section of the PCT

If you’ve hiked the Pacific Crest Trail within the past five years, you probably remember having to detour around the fire closure above Idyllwild, California. Years before walking around fire

May 13, 2019 : Effie Drew
PCT Trail Closure Reduced near Northern Terminus

PCT Trail Closure Reduced near Northern Terminus

The Pacific Crest Trail fire closure near the Northern Terminus has been reduced to 17.5 miles, from near the Slate Peak Lookout (mile 2,623.6) to near Woody Pass (mile 2,641)...

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 their inaugural Trail Town Celebration to be held Saturday, July...

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 Stevens Pass, Washington—a gateway to some of the most incredible wilderness in the North Cascades—to the US Forest

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

PCT Hikers Rescued From Snowpocalypse

When an unexpected turn in the weather brought white out conditions on the PCT, hikers Flip and Rook dug through two feet of snow and waited out the storm.

Nov 5, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis