Join PCT: Oregon's Virtual Hike

We don’t know about you, but we’re starting to go through some serious trail withdrawals due to the coronavirus shut-in. So we’re taking the trail online with a virtual PCT hike—and we’re inviting you to join us! Just send us any of your favorite photos from anywhere on the Pacific Crest Trail—Oregon, California or Washington—and we’ll add them to our new community PCT Hiker’s Gallery for all to enjoy. And as a little incentive to participate, we’re giving away a Sierra Designs tent! 

Share a Photo

We’re building a fun new photo gallery to display on PCT: Oregon, and are inviting you to join us in a “virtual hike.” This is not a contest, and we’re not judging anyone’s photos. We just want to see all the great faces, experiences and scenes out there on the trail. Once we collect enough photos, we’ll be posting it in a featured location on the site and sharing it with everyone. Here’s what to do:

  • Email your photo(s) to
  • Include your full name, trail name, and city/state of residence
  • Include any blogs, websites, and/or Instagram handles we can link to
  • Include location and/or description of photo(s)
All participants will receive attributions for all photos submitted, including links to any personal sites or social channels, and all will be tagged with locations and mile markers, so you’ll know where the image was taken—just in case others want to add it to their PCT to-do list. And for your effort and participation, we’re throwing in a little incentive—a free tent!

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Win a Tent!

Last year, we got a chance to check out the new Sierra Designs High Side 1P ultralight tent. Once we were done with it, Sierra Designs was nice enough to let us keep it to share with PCT: Oregon’s audience. We had planned to give it away at one of our in-store events this spring, but with all of those cancelled due to the pandemic lockdown, we thought this would be a great alternative opportunity to share it. It’s slightly used, but still in great, like-new condition, and just waiting to be added to someone’s gear kit.

All you need to do for a chance to score our High Side 1P tent is submit at least one photo to our virtual hike. Your photo(s) should be submitted as directed above no later than May 15, 2020. See below for all the details and legal mumbo-jumbo. After the submission deadline, we’ll select one entrant to receive this sweet little tent—and we’ll even cover the shipping! So don’t delay. Send us your trail selfies and scenics, your blisters and bear sightings. We want to see it all!  

You could win our Sierra Designs High Side 1P UL Tent!

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Eli "Lounger" Boschetto

Eli "Lounger" Boschetto

Eli is the founder of PCT: Oregon, and the author of three Mountaineers Books guides: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon, Day Hiking: Mount Hood, and Urban Trails: Portland. He is also a brand ambassador for SPOT and National Geographic Maps, and is on the advisory council for the Oregon Trails Coalition. Eli lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Photo submissions, and tent giveaway terms: By submitting your photo(s) to PCT: Oregon, you give PCT: Oregon permission to publish, post and/or share your photo(s) on the PCT: Oregon website and PCT: Oregon social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter). All photo submissions are made on a voluntary basis, and will not receive any form of monetary or material compensation. All photos remain the property of the photographer and/or submittor, and will be credited appropriately. Photos that display violations of LNT practices will not be used.  |  Sierra Designs tent giveaway is open to US residents only, age 18 and up. No purchase necessary to enter. Limit one giveaway entry per person, regardless of how many photos are submitted. One (1) entrant will be selected to win. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize upon notification. |  The Sierra Designs company assumes no responsibility for this giveaway. Tent prize is a manufacturer sample that was used for PCT: Oregon’s gear review. It is complete and will be sent in as-is condition. Prize cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash, or substituted. Photo entries must be received by May 15, 2020 to qualify.  |  Facebook Disclaimer: Entrants should understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor (PCT: Oregon) and not to Facebook. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Main photo: Chad Lubinski on the PCT at Mount Hood. See more at and @chadahooche_.

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