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Updates on Pacific Crest Trail Closures Due to COVID-19

Updates on Pacific Crest Trail Closures Due to COVID-19

(Updated 6:30 a.m. MT, March 28) The Pacific Crest Trail Association has asked thru-hikers already on trail to go home, and asks those waiting to start to postpone their thru-hikes....

Mar 19, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Trail-Related Closures Due to COVID-19

Trail-Related Closures Due to COVID-19

(Updated 6:30 a.m. MT, March 28) The Trek is committed to providing the latest news on trail-related closures, postponements, and cancellations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you know of...

Mar 18, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Hiking in the Age of Coronavirus: What to Consider

Hiking in the Age of Coronavirus: What to Consider

(Updated 2:41 p.m. ET, March 19) On March 11, Barney and Sandy Mann—aka Scout and Frodo—sent an email notifying hikers who had signed up for their hostel and shuttling service...

Mar 13, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Update on the Future of Hiker Heaven

Update on the Future of Hiker Heaven

Jeff and Donna Saufley have created a "Plan B" alternative to selling the Hiker Heaven hostel (located near the Pacific Crest Trail in Agua Dulce, CA)

Dec 24, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
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