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Most of PCT Closed in California and Oregon, Warning Issued for Washington as Fires Rage Across West

Most of PCT Closed in California and Oregon, Warning Issued for Washington as Fires Rage Across West

Wildfires spreading ferociously across the West have shut down national forests and most of the Pacific Crest Trail in California and Oregon. Fires are also threatening the trail in

Sep 7, 2020 : Kelly Floro
How to Support Small Businesses on the AT, PCT, and CDT

How to Support Small Businesses on the AT, PCT, and CDT

Here at The Trek, we've been working on finding a way to support our small-town communities and businesses that depend on the annual influx of hikers. Below we've linked several...

Apr 22, 2020 : Sydney Brehm
Forest Service Says PCT Permit Holders Can no Longer Complete Thru-Hike on Public Lands

Forest Service Says PCT Permit Holders Can no Longer Complete Thru-Hike on Public Lands

(Updated 12:30 p.m. MT, April 1) Director of Communications and Marketing for the PCTA, Scott Wilkinson has stated: "What we're now telling the hiking community is to stay off the...

Mar 31, 2020 : The Editors
Trail-Related Closures, Reopenings Due to COVID-19

Trail-Related Closures, Reopenings Due to COVID-19

(Updated 7 a.m.. MT, May 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