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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
Strawbridge Family of Six Completes Triple Crown

Strawbridge Family of Six Completes Triple Crown

Vince and Monica Strawbridge, along with their kids, Georgie - 14, Henry - 15, June - 17, and Aiden - 19, completed their Triple Crown on June 21st, 2021 with...

Jul 7, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Inyo Creek Fire Closes Whitney Portal, Hikers Evacuated

Inyo Creek Fire Closes Whitney Portal, Hikers Evacuated

Hikers are being evacuated from Whitney Portal trailhead near the community of Lone Pine due to a wildfire in the area. The Inyo Creek Fire was discovered southeast of the...

Jun 22, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Hiker Dies on PCT Near Paradise Valley Cafe Amid Record Heatwave

Hiker Dies on PCT Near Paradise Valley Cafe Amid Record Heatwave

A hiker died on the Pacific Crest Trail just south of Highway 74 on Wednesday amid triple-digit temperatures. Firefighters were dispatched to the trail in Riverside County, near the community...

Jun 18, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Scout and Frodo will not host PCT hikers in San Diego in 2021

Scout and Frodo will not host PCT hikers in San Diego in 2021

Barney and Sandy Mann, aka Scout and Frodo, have decided not to host Pacific Crest Trail hikers for the 2021 season, due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Feb 3, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
2021 PCT Long-distance Permits Will be Issued; Portal to Open January 19

2021 PCT Long-distance Permits Will be Issued; Portal to Open January 19

The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) announced on January 5 that 2021 PCT Long-distance Permits will be issued at normal levels starting January 19th at 10:30 am PT. The decision...

Jan 5, 2021 : Kelly Floro
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