March 2017

Current Conditions

Welcome to … Spring?

By on March 21, 2017

In typical Northwest fashion, we ushered in spring of this year under chilly, gray skies with scattered showers and snow still falling across the Cascade Range and Pacific Crest Trail. This past…

PCT News

We’re Bringing Oregon’s PCT to You!

By on March 13, 2017

This spring, we’re touring the Northwest to showcase the new guidebook, Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon. We’ll be appearing at bookstores, gear shops, hiking clubs and local hiker…

Gear Shop

ROUNDUP: 5 Socks That Go the Extra Mile

By on March 3, 2017

It wasn’t that long ago that socks were about as technologically advanced as bleached cotton. They covered your feet, provided a bit of insulation and kept your sweaty feet…

Trail Talk

Q&A with PCTA’s Mark Larabee, Part I

By on March 2, 2017

At his core, PCT Communicator editor Mark Larabee is an outdoor lover. He plainly admits that he would rather be out hiking, rock climbing, bicycling or playing in the water than…