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Feb
01
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National Scenic Trails are known for their beauty, natural and man made. We've compiled a list of the best landmarks of the Pacific Northwest Trail to get you ready for summertime explorations. From Glacier National Park to the Olympic Coast, these sites have a little something for everyone. Which is the first on your list to see?
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Jan
04
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Ashley 'Bluebird' Davis and Eric 'Spice Rack' Oliver had never thru-hiked before. They set their sights on the Pacific Northwest Trail and successfully finished, finding much to be grateful for along the way.
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Dec
18
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If you had the chance to save the habitat of a threatened species, would you do it? When Brad Smith was posed with that question, he didn’t hesitate to respond. “The Pacific Northwest Trail passes through the heart of vital grizzly habitat in the Selkirk Mountains. I’m excited to find a route that minimizes impact to their habitat and reduces human caused mortality while still providing for the recreation and scenic quality of the trail, ” explains Smith. He is searching for a new route for the Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT) as part of his duties on the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council.
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Dec
13
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This December, after 12 years of dedicated service with the PNTA, Trygve Culp will be retiring from his position as the Eastern Washington Regional Coordinator. Join us as we celebrate his legacy.
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Dec
04
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We've compiled a list of the 10 best lookouts of the Pacific Northwest Trail. With opportunities for day hikes and overnight stays, you've got to go!
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Nov
25
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The Pacific Northwest Trail Association has announced the selection of Charles H. Carpenter, as its new President. Carpenter is a lawyer based in Missoula, Montana and has been on the Board of the Association since the beginning of the year.
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Oct
30
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October 14th marked the first meeting of the PNNST Federal Advisory Council. Over the next two years, council members will be working to create a comprehensive plan that will outline such topics as a nature and purpose statement for the PNNST, trail uses, establishing a trail corridor, and identifying potential reroutes or relocations.
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Oct
23
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ALDHA-West is all about building community and skill sets among west coast thru-hikers. Their support and hard work shows through in their members, a passionate group of outdoor adventurers.
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Oct
19
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Day and overnight trips to lookout towers are a wonderful way to experience the PNT. Park Butte Lookout in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest provides hikers the opportunity to see the landscape in a new and exciting way.
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Sep
24
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In the far northwest corner of Montana the PNT enters a very narrow valley only a mile or two wide. Four miles from the Canadian border and 15 miles east of the Idaho Panhandle – this northwest region in Montana is known as the Yaak Valley.
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