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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…

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…

Project Thunderbird Update

trail markers
Today, America’s newest and most remote National Scenic Trail remains mostly unsigned and unblazed. Not only can this add to the challenge of a trip on the Pacific Northwest Trail,…

Hydro Flask Awards PNTA Grant

Hydro Flask Parks For All Grantees
On Giving Tuesday, Hydro Flask, the award-winning leader in high-­performance, insulated stainless steel flasks and soft good innovations, announced grant recipients of their 2018 Parks For All Charitable Giving Program.…

Youth Crew Heroes Campaign

Youth Crew Heroes Campaign
Watch our Youth Crew Heroes video to learn more about our youth service programs. At PNTA, we love to build great trail, but we also love to build great youth. Last November, Pacific Northwest Trail…

New Leadership in Trail Operations

  Following 14 years of service, the PNTA’s Director of Trail Operations, Lewis Trout retired this September. His departure will create new opportunities within the Association and allow for organizational…

Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund

National-Trails-50th-Map
  The Land and Water Conservation Fund is America’s most important conservation program, yet without action from Congress, it will expire on September 30, 2018. For over fifty years, the…

QRC Takes Youth Outdoors

Getting Youth Outdoors
  Back in 1992, before smartphones and life online, the US Forest Service created the Quilcene Ranger Corps program. Middle school students from Quilcene, a small town nestled between the Olympic…
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