Pacific Crest Trail, Laura Randall, PCT Class of 2017

“Fire and Ice”: the Challenges of the PCT in 2017

Weather curveballs, wildfire detours, and other challenges are nothing new for Pacific Crest Trail hikers. But this year brought an unprecedented amount of difficulties for thru-hikers tackling the legendary 2,650-mile route from Mexico to Canada. Record snowpack. Swollen rivers. Raging wildfires in the Pacific Northwest...

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Two Perfect Summer Day Hikes on the SoCal PCT

Few people aspire to hike the PCT in Southern California in summer. Thru-hikers are long gone, focused on snow-melt in the Sierras and reaching Canada by September. Wildfire season is settling in, causing trails—and the roads leading to them—to close at a moment’s notice. And it’s...

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Pacific Crest Trail, Pacific Crest Trail Association, Wilderness Press 50th anniversary

The Time Before the Pacific Crest Trail

The trails in the Sierra and the PCT are so engrained in our 50 years as guidebook publishers that it's hard to imagine a time before the iconic Pacific Crest Trail weaved its way from Mexico to Canada. Yet Wilderness Press was already a year...

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Honoring the Women of the PCT

Before there was Cheryl Strayed, there was Catherine Montgomery. In 1926, almost a century before Strayed’s best-selling memoir about her Pacific Crest Trail experience was published, Montgomery came up with the idea of creating a ridgeline track from Canada to Mexico. It seems fitting to pay tribute...

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Wilderness Press, top stories of 2015, Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, American Hiking Society, PCTA, Jennifer Pharr Davis

Favorite Outdoor News Stories from 2015

One of the best parts of January is looking back at what the previous year had to offer. Boy, was 2015 chock-full of exciting outdoor announcements, developments, and entertainment! Here are some of our favorite stories from 2015. "Hold the Record Lightly." We are big fans of Jennifer Pharr...

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TrekAlong is Going to PCT Days!

Another week, another adventure to be had! TrekAlong and Wilderness Press will be camping and hanging out with our outdoor friends this weekend at PCT Days in Cascade Locks, Oregon September 5-7th. With all of the buzz about the upcoming movie Wild, the Pacific Crest Trail and...

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