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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
2018 PCT Permit Registration Opens November 1st

2018 PCT Permit Registration Opens November 1st

For the 2018 season 35 permits will become available at 10:30AM PT on November 1st, 2017 with the remaining 15 permits becoming available at 10:30AM PT on January 17, 2017.

Sep 25, 2017 : Amy
This Land is Your Land… And Yours, And Yours, And Yours

This Land is Your Land… And Yours, And Yours, And Yours

Unless you’ve been hiding under Mahoosuc Notch for the past year and a half, you might have noticed that Americans aren’t exactly getting along these days. From Facebook browsing to...

Mar 1, 2017 : Spencer
Karel Sabbe Claims New Supported PCT Speed Record

Karel Sabbe Claims New Supported PCT Speed Record

On August 13th, Belgian UltraRunner, Karel Sabbe, claimed the new supported speed record when he stepped foot on the cement monument at the Northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. 27...

Aug 17, 2016 : Mary Beth Skylis
Carly Moree Aims to Set New Pacific Crest Trail Speed Record

Carly Moree Aims to Set New Pacific Crest Trail Speed Record

You read that correctly.  Our very own Carly "Papi" Moree, co-author of Pacific Crest Trials, is attempting a self-supported thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in just 59 days. Moree will be

Aug 2, 2016 : Zach