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As we head into the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail's second Federal Advisory Council meeting in Port Townsend in early May, last minute subcommittee meetings have recently had the chance to wrap up discussions on a variety of in-depth topics.
Record warm temperatures are heating up activity at the Pacific Northwest Trail Association and on the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. It’s spring! Preparations are underway for the 2016 season. Topmost on the list is finding the next dynamic PNTA Executive Director – with application deadline of May 15 – see Jobs page. There’s seasonal Crew Leader positions for youth crews on Washington’s Olympic peninsula as well.
Trail Angels are the fairy godparents of thru-hikers, providing assistance, love and a home-like welcome to hikers on the move. In Coupeville, Washington, Rebecca and John Roberts have opened their home The Happy House to Pacific Northwest Trail thru-hikers.
When choosing to hike a long distance trail, one of your planning pieces is deciding where and when to send yourself re-supply packages. Along the Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT), there are roughly 30 communities where thru-hikers can send themselves mail. Most of those communities have a small post office, but there are a special few where post offices do not exist and hikers must rely on the kindness of strangers when re-supplying for their long journey.
Today is the seventh anniversary of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trails (PNT) federal designation. Seven years ago, President Obama signed into law the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. The Act brought years of hard work to fruition with the Pacific Northwest Trail designated as America’s newest National Scenic Trail.
We're pleased to announce the selection of Reed Waite as the new interim executive director for the Pacific Northwest Trail Association. Waite will fill the vacancy left by Jon Knechtel through the summer while the board recruits the Association’s next dynamic leader.