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Grizzlies and Bushwacks: How Trails Come to Be

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 …
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 North…

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…

"Trail Signs" Along the PNT-Hughes Meadow

Tucked inside a small valley, just east of the Washington-Idaho border on the PNT, northwest of Priest Lake, lies Hughes Meadow. Today it stands as treeless, boggy marsh with chest-deep grass. The stream running through the meadow is filled with beaver…
"Trail Signs" Along the PNT - Hughes Meadow By Tim Youngbluth - Find more information about hiking the PNT in the current version of the Pacific Northwest Trail Digest availabl…