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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guest post by Jared Kennedy, co-founder and COO of Outdoor Project, of his trip through North Cascades National Park and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Explorer and fur trader David Thompson sat on the hard rock face cliff gazing down one more time into the turbulent river below. Something was wrong. All his calculations showed that the Columbia River must be near here, but the river he had been following was flowing north, not south or west toward the Pacific. It was 1809 and David Thompson was two decades away from his orphanage and boyhood home at the Grey Coat School in central London.