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ROUNDUP: 5 Rain Shells to Keep You Dry

By on April 28, 2017

April showers bring May flowers. May flowers bring June flowers. June showers bring … Okay, you get it. It rains a lot in Oregon. That’s why everything is so green. No matter what time of year you hike the Pacific Crest Trail thru Oregon—spring, summer or fall—there’s a good chance you’re…


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Good Reads: The Pacific Crest Trail

By on April 26, 2017

Out in the great landscape of western America, the Pacific Crest Trail climbs and descends, rambles along, dives into canyons and forests, and crosses rugged mountains and arid deserts. Like life, the trail ebbs and flows. Why do we go out there? What are we searching for?
— The Pacific Crest…


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Q&A with PCTA’s Mark Larabee, Part II

By on April 26, 2017

In part one of our conversation with Mark Larabee, editor of PCTA’s Pacific Crest Trail Communicator, he shared his early memories of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, and how he came to turn his passion for the trail into a career to help promote and protect it. Last year,…


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ROUNDUP: 6 Traction Devices for Fast Footing

By on April 21, 2017

Spring may be in the air, but winter is still in the mountains. This past season, the West Coast experienced record snowfall. Some regions in California’s Sierras and Oregon’s Siskiyous received up to 180% of their normal snow levels. Even now, many of Oregon’s mountain passes are still snowed…


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ROUNDUP: 5 Filters for Clean Drinking

By on April 13, 2017

When it comes to drinking water in the backcountry, you can never be too careful. There are some nasty bugs and viruses that inhabit mountain streams and lakes. Contracting one of these bugs can lead to some very discomforting experiences—to say the least. That’s why, as one of hiking’s…


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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 winter was especially brutal in Oregon and Washington, and has resulted in widespread damage to trails in both states—and that’s just what…

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