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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
PCT Receives $4.4 Million to Reduce ‘Three to Five Years’ of Backlogged Maintenance

PCT Receives $4.4 Million to Reduce ‘Three to Five Years’ of Backlogged Maintenance

The Pacific Crest Trail will receive an injection of $4.4 million from the $9 billion Great American Outdoors Act passed by Congress in 2020 to begin chipping away at years...

Dec 23, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Claimed PCT Hiker Charged With Starting California’s Fawn Fire

Claimed PCT Hiker Charged With Starting California’s Fawn Fire

A woman claiming to be a PCT hiker has been charged with allegedly starting California's Fawn Fire after attempting to boil drinking water. The criminal complaint from the Shasta County...

Sep 28, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
Liz Bergeron, Executive Director and CEO of the PCTA, Has Announced Retirement

Liz Bergeron, Executive Director and CEO of the PCTA, Has Announced Retirement

In an email sent out to the PCTA's newsletter subscribers on September 10th, Liz Bergeron, Executive Director and CEO of the organization, announced her retirement to the trail community. Hired

Sep 13, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
All CA National Forests, Including PCT, Closed Due to Fires

All CA National Forests, Including PCT, Closed Due to Fires

The USDA Forest Service is closing all California national forests to the public for two weeks starting today. The closures affect some 20 million acres of California public land, including...

Aug 31, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Eagle Creek Trail, Popular PCT Alternate, Reopens After 3 Years

Eagle Creek Trail, Popular PCT Alternate, Reopens After 3 Years

Oregon's Eagle Creek Trail (ECT), a popular PCT alternate in the Columbia River Gorge, reopened last Thursday following a three-year fire closure.  This is the second attempt at reopening the...

Jul 8, 2021 : Alexa Dunn