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Hypothermic PCT Hiker Rescued in Deschutes National Forest

Hypothermic PCT Hiker Rescued in Deschutes National Forest

PCT hiker Hassan Falsafi, 57, of Weaverville, CA was rescued in the Diamond Peaks Wilderness area of Deschutes National Forest, OR by Douglas County Search and Rescue at 4:15 a.m....

Oct 27, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
PCT Trail Runner Found Dead in Columbia River Gorge

PCT Trail Runner Found Dead in Columbia River Gorge

Nicholas Wells, 33, of Camas, WA was found deceased at approximately one a.m. on Sunday, October 23rd, 2022, on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. According to the...

Oct 25, 2022 : Penina Crocker
Important Changes to the 2023 PCT Long-distance Permit Application

Important Changes to the 2023 PCT Long-distance Permit Application

Are you planning to hike 500 or more continuous miles on the PCT in 2023? The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) has made some changes to the PCT Long-distance Permit...

Oct 17, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
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 Crocker
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