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Longtime Trails Advocate Liz Bergeron Retires

“Liz will always be remembered as a contributor to not only the Pacific Crest Trail Association, but to the Trail Community as a whole.” – Mike Wollmer, Ice Age Trail Association Over many years of dedicated service and work, Liz Bergeron has cemented herself as…

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail triangle sign logo features the silhouette of an evergreen tree against a green background with white mountains.

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail 2021 Highlights

The Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) provided the following highlights for the Pacific Crest NST during the 2021 calendar year: Collaboration and Engagement The PCTA sponsored Crystal Gail Welcome’s “Footprints for Change Hike for Justice” this summer on the Pacific Crest Trail portion of the…

2020 Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail Highlights

Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) OUTREACH Virtual Training — Monthly training sessions were offered for the new tabling program, COVID-19 safety protocols, and online versions of the “Trail Skills College Curriculum”—including “100 Intro to Trail Maintenance” & “101 Intro to Trail Scouting”. Virtual Engagement —…

2019 Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail Highlights

Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) OUTREACH Awareness — PCTA volunteers, with guidance from staff, developed a Tabling Program, which provides branded canopies, map banners, and messaging to increase awareness of PCTA’s mission and work at a variety of events.   Awards — The PCT was honored…

Pacific Crest NST: 2018 Highlights

Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) OUTREACH Launched PCTA’s Trail Town pilot program with the city of Mt. Shasta, CA, featuring a major public event July 21, 2018. Organized a joint event with Appalachian Trail Conservancy to celebrate the 50th anniversary of both trails’ establishment as…

Traveling through time on the Pacific Crest Trail

by Liz Bergeron, Executive Director and CEO of the Pacific Crest Trail Association (adapted from PCT Communicator) As we turn the corner into 2018, we’ve arrived at an important milestone for the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and other national scenic, historic, and recreation trails across the…

The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail

 “The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail” (2016, Rizzoli with Pacific Crest Trail Association) This official book celebrates the history, beauty, and importance of the West Coast’s most iconic hiking trail. Designated as one of the first two national scenic trails in 1968, the…

Pacific Crest NST 2017 Highlights

Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) OUTREACH Southern Terminus Host Program — PCTA partnered with Cleveland National Forest to start this 10-week volunteer position, which compiles data and educates trail users about trail conditions, water, travel tips, and Leave No Trace practices. PROTECTION Land — PCTA…

Wildfire Reports from the Pacific Crest Trail Association

By Mark Larabee, Associate Director of Communications and Marketing for the Pacific Crest Trail Association Adapted from the December 2017 issue of the PCT Communicator magazine Wildfire shaped the 2017 season for hikers and horseback riders on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT). Federal…