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PNNST Advisory Council meets for first time in Sandpoint, ID

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…
Committee members of the Pacific Northwest Trail Advisory Council line up for a group shot.  Photo by Phil Hough.  October 14th marked the first meeting of the Pacific Nor…

American Long Distance Hiking Association West

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.
“Ruck is the german word for backpack.  We use the term as the name for our educational gatherings.  Each Ruck is slightly different, but we usually cover such skills as Leave N…

Photos of the PNT in Montana

The Trail Photos of the PNT in Montana, from the eastern terminus at Chief Mountain Customs in Glacier National Park to the Idaho border.

Photos of PNTA Trail Work

The Trail Pictures of PNTA crews and volunteers maintaining and building the Pacific Northwest Trail.

Photos of the PNT in Western Washington

Photos of the Pacific Northwest Trail from the crest of the North Cascades to the western terminus at Cape Alava on the Olympic Coast.  The Trail

Photos of PNTA Youth Programs

The Trail Photos from PNTA youth education and employment programs.

Photos of the PNT in Eastern Washington

Photos of the Pacific Northwest Trail from the Idaho border in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness to the edge of the North Cascades.  The Trail

Photos of the PNT in Idaho

Photos of the Pacific Northwest Trail in Idaho from the Montana border to the Washington border.  The Trail

Lookouts for the Stars

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.
  I could hear Andy stirring.  Sometime around 6:30 AM his quiet but steady snoring was replaced by the rustling of sleeping bag against sleeping pad.  In the span of ten minutes,…

PNTA Presentation at Cabinet Back Country Horsemen Meeting

Join Stephanie Campbell, PNTA Eastern Region Coordinator at the Cabinet Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen monthly meeting for a presentation on the past, present and future of …

PNT Federal Advisory Council Meeting

In August 2015, the Forest Service established the PNT Federal Advisory Council.  Join PNTA staff, Forest Service staff, Advisory Council members and the North Idaho community at …

Exploring Pacific Northwest Trail—An ICL After Hours Event in Sandpoint

Join us for a presentation of the past, present and future of the PNT hosted by the Idaho Conservation League.
Explore the Pacific Northwest Trail with US Forest Service Program Manager, Matt McGrath.  Join us for a presentation of the past, present and future of the PNT hosted by the Idah…