Tags: Pacific Northwest Trail

USFS selects new Administrator for the Pacific Northwest Trail

by Partnership for the National Trails System, adapted from news release by Meckenzie Helmandollar, Trail Specialist, U.S. Forest Service The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has selected Becky Blanchard to be the lead Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNT) Trail Administrator in 2019, and she is…

Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail – 10th Anniversary

by Jeff Kish, Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Trail Association The phrase “Tomorrow, the Pacific Ocean!” is credited as the catalyst that led to the creation of the Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT), which was written by renowned northwest guidebook author Harvey Manning and published in the 1970…

Celebrating 10 years as part of the National Trails System

In 2009, four new national scenic and historic trails joined the National Trails System, bringing the total number of Congressionally designated trails to 30. In 2019, nonprofit and Federal partners shared each trail’s history, accomplishments, and 10th anniversary events. To learn more about the trails, visit…

Pacific Northwest NST: 2018 Highlights

Pacific Northwest Trail Association (PNTA) OUTREACH Launched an entirely new, feature rich website to promote the PNT and provide trail users with up-to-date information for enjoying the trail safely and responsibly. Installed new PNT thunderbird servicemark signage along the length of the trail in five…

Pacific Northwest NST 2017 Highlights

Pacific Northwest Trail Association (PNTA) OUTREACH Anniversary — Celebrated the 40th anniversary of both the founding of the PNTA and the first five end-to-end hikes of the trail with a keynote by PNT/PNTA founder Ron Strickland, an amphitheater screening of “A Sense of Direction,” a…

Wildfire Reports from the Pacific Northwest Trail Association

By Eric Wollborg, Communications Manager for the Pacific Northwest Trail Association Adapted from the PNTA October 2017 e-News The Pacific Northwest experienced extended drought in the summer of 2017, following a wet winter and leading to one of worst wildfire seasons in years. Exceeding $2…