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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…

Hiking East Against the Grain

Pacific Northwest Trail Terminuses
An Interview with Two Eastbound Hikers “Although most use of long-distance trails is for day hiking, the romantic lure and ultimate justification of such routes lie over the horizon.” -Ron…

Significant Wildfire Potential in 2018

  If NICC forecasts prove to be accurate, fire danger ratings could become elevated across the Pacific Northwest Trail this year. Areas from the Rocky Mountains to the North Cascades are expected to have…

2018 Bellingham Ruck

ALDHA-West Bellingham Ruck
Each year, the American Long Distance Hiking Association-West brings together a diverse group of hikers for a series of fun backpacking clinics, called “Rucks” across the Western States. New for…

Winter Trips on the Pacific Northwest Trail

wintertrips
Did you know? You can find a great trip somewhere on the Pacific Northwest Trail in any season. Low-elevation sections of trail, like those in the temperate Puget Sound, can…

Best Films on the Pacific Northwest Trail

Best Films Pacific Northwest Trail
With the Pacific Northwest Trail buried under heavy snow and with some mountain roads blocked by avalanche debris, thru-hiking season is still months away. Until then, here is a collection…

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…

Trail towns offer business, friendships

Hikers “Tinkerbell,” “Roadrunner,” “Iceberg” and “Pacer”  travel the Pacific Northwest Trail from Glacier National Park to the Pacific, stopping in trail towns like Republic for supplies and human contact. Photo…

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…

The 1,200 Miler Project

1200 Milers Project
Ron Strickland and Ted Hitzroth arrive at the Pacific Ocean on their 1983 exploratory thru-hike. Photo by Ron Strickland.   Record numbers of thru-hikers have flocked to attempt the Pacific…

How to Prepare

Prepare for a PNT thru-hike
So you’ve decided to attempt a thru-hike? Congratulations, that’s the first step of millions you’ll take by the time that you see this thing through! It’s a common sentiment among…
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