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Our Field Season Begins

Before summer officially begins and visitors return to the remote reaches of the Pacific Northwest Trail, PNTA staff come together for our annual crew leader training event, an important preseason…

Guidance for Visiting the PNT in the 2020 Season

For over forty years, our trail community has helped the PNTA to create and maintain the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail, a world-class pathway that provides much needed opportunities for…

COVID-19 Updates and the PNTA

As is the case around much of the world, confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Washington, Idaho and Montana—including some PNT trailside communities. The president has declared a…

23rd Annual Hike the Hill Event

Hike the Hill
Each February, advocates from the Partnership for the National Trails System, the American Hiking Society, and the member organizations and affiliates who represent our 30 national scenic and historic trails…

Clearing a Path Through the Pasayten

Boundary Trail Pasayten Wilderness
How PNTA and our partners battled blowdowns and years of wildfire damage to restore access to the Boundary Trail in the Pasayten Wilderness Pressed up against the jagged peaks that…

Six Moon Designs Donation

Six Moon Designs Donation
On August 18th, 2019, Six Moon Designs, manufacturers of lightweight, high-quality, affordable backpacking equipment, made a generous donation of outdoor gear to the Association’s Performance Trail Crew program.  With new…

Meet Our 2019 Performance Trail Crews

PNTA Performance Trail Crew
Meet the six hard-working trail crews that spend the summer working on the Pacific Northwest Trail. Our Performance Trail Crews are seasonal trail maintenance and construction teams that keep the Pacific…

Meet Our 2019 Crew Leaders

  Get to know the nine dedicated trail crew leaders who lead our Performance Trail Crews. Each week, we’ll introduce a new member of our team in this blog! During…

Preparing for the Season Ahead

The Parks For All Program helped to make Crew Leader Training possible
  Each spring, before the trail melts out on the high passes or the first log of the season is cut, Pacific Northwest Trail Association staff come together for our…

Celebrating Ten Years as a National Scenic Trail

10 year anniversary
WASHINGTON – MARCH 30: Flanked by, (L-R) Rep. Parker Griffith (D-AL), Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Buck McKeon…

PNT Wonders by the Numbers

wonders numbers
    Are you curious about the wonders of the Pacific Northwest Trail? This shareable infographic breaks the PNT down by the numbers. But the raw facts hardly begin to…

New Trailhead Shuttle Available

Columbian black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus)
As America’s wildest and most remote National Scenic Trail, simply getting to the Pacific Northwest Trail can be an adventure, especially for those traveling without personal transportation. On the west…

REI Awards PNTA Grant to Restore Pasayten

Performance Trail Crew - restore pasayten
  On December 2nd, 2018, REI, the national outdoor specialty retailer and the nation’s largest consumer co-op with 6 million active members, announced grant recipients of their National Trails System…
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