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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…

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.…

Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund

  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…

Forest Service Publishes PNT Fact Sheet

NTS 50th Pin
  Do you have questions about the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (PNT)? The Pacific Northwest Trail Association has a long-standing partnership with the US Forest Service in the management…

Update: Baker to Bellingham Planning

baker bellingham
Above: A hiker follows the congressional route of the PNT on DNR lands near Mount Josephine.   Over 300 concerned citizens, including PNTA staff and members, joined Washington DNR to…

Update: Hike the Hill 2018

hike hill
Each February, advocates from the Partnership for the National Trails System, the American Hiking Society, and over 30 nonprofit National Trail Organizations flock to Washington DC for the annual Hike…

Update: Wildfire and Trail Conditions

Above: Thru-hikers, Jess “Dust Bunny” Foster and Joe “Tickled Pink” Loubier were among the last to traverse the Boundary Trail in 2017. Foster snapped a photo of the wildfire still…

Making Progress at Swift Creek

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest staff, the PNTA, and SWITMO volunteers scout potential bridge and cable car sites for crossings over Rainbow and Swift Creek, on the PNT.   HAZARDOUS CROSSINGS…

What a Difference a Mile Will Make

Tursi Trail
Above: The new Tursi Trail on Fidalgo Island. Photo by: Dave Wenning @ FidalgoWeather.net   How the Finished Tursi Trail Perfects the PNT on Fidalgo Island History has shown that achieving…

Welcome to our team!

Eric Wollborg - Communications Mgr
The Pacific Northwest Trail Association is pleased to introduce Eric Wollborg as the newest member of our growing team.  After thru-hiking the PNT end-to-end, Eric knew he found his favorite…

PNTA’s Next Executive Director

Jeff Kish - Executive Director
The Board of Directors has selected Jeff Kish as PNTA’s next Executive Director. Jeff is an accomplished thru-hiker who comes to the PNTA with completed end-to-end hikes of both the…