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Welcome to 2017

By on January 4, 2017

Happy New Hiking Year!
Hope everyone enjoyed a festive holiday season. Following a pleasant holiday hiatus, PCT: Oregon is coming back online—with big plans to help you get out and enjoy your 2017 hiking adventures. Doubtless, many of you have probably made a resolution or two about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail—either…


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Q&A With USFS Public Affairs Officer Rachel Pawlitz

By on December 8, 2016

Rachel Pawlitz is the new Community Engagement and Public Affairs Specialist with the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Administered by the U.S. Forest Service, the scenic area encompasses 292,000 acres of mountains, canyons, rivers and wilderness along 85 miles of the Columbia River. Within the scenic area, there are more than…


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REVIEW: Gregory Jade 53 Backpack

By on December 6, 2016

I’ve been a fan of the Gregory Jade women’s backpack for a while. In fact, I spent a month trekking the trails of Europe while researching for my new guidebook, Exploring Europe on Foot, with one attached to my back. When you spend that much time with a backpack, you get to…

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PCT: Oregon’s Holiday Gear Giveaway

By on November 24, 2016

The Best Gear for Backpackers
This week, we posted PCT: Oregon’s holiday gift guide, 10 Must-Haves for PCT Hikers. These are ten great backpacking gear items for long-distance trekkers as well as weekend backpackers. Some of these items are tried-and-true classics. Some are brand new and worthy of being added to every hiker’s pack. If…

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GIFT GUIDE: 10 Must-Haves for PCT Hikers

By on November 23, 2016

The holidays are coming, and you’re probably thinking about a couple gear upgrades as you plan for next summer’s hiking adventures. After all, there’s nothing quite as nice as being gifted new gear for the holidays. Lucky for you, we’re going to help you put together your gear wish list. Here are…

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Trump Won. What Does That Mean for Trails?

By on November 21, 2016

PCT: Oregon is not a political platform. However, it does recognize threats to trails, wilderness and public lands, as well as the recreational opportunities and local economies these things support. In the last eight years, President Obama, along with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and EPA head Regina McCarthy, implemented many positive changes to address…

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