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Making Progress at Swift Creek

The Swift and Rainbow Creek crossings in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (MBS) have presented formidable challenges on the Pacific Northwest Trail for decades. Without bridges in place, PNT hikers make two back-to-back, heart-pounding crossings. Th…
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest staff, the PNTA, and SWITMO volunteers scout potential bridge and cable car sites for crossings over Rainbow and Swift Creek, on the PNT. … http://pnt.org/blog/making-progress-swift-creek/

The 1,200 Miler Project

In 1977, Ron Strickland began tracking the first exploratory thru-hikes on the PNT, but over the last forty years, many finishers’ accomplishments have been lost to history - until now.
Ron Strickland and Ted Hitzroth arrive at the Pacific Ocean on their 1983 exploratory thru-hike. Photo by Ron Strickland. Record numbers of thru-hikers have flocked to attempt t… http://pnt.org/blog/1200-miler-project/

How PNTA Leadership on the Colville NF Could Become a Model for the Trails Stewardship Act

The PNTA maintains tread all along its 1,200 mile path, but we don’t do it alone. In 2016, several volunteer groups including the Student Conservation Association (SCA), Back Country Horsemen (BCHA), Washington Trails Association (WTA), and the PNTA, all …
Download a copy of this article hereAbercrombie Mountain, in the Colville NF, offers PNT'ers views, day trips and overnight camping opportunities IN THIS ARTICLE: Meeting th… http://pnt.org/blog/how-pnta-leadership-colville-nf-could-become-model-trails-stewardship-act/

Advisory Council Subcommittees in Action

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.
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 recentl… http://pnt.org/blog/advisory-council-subcommittees-action/

Spring & Hiring @ PNTA

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 PNT…
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 under… http://pnt.org/blog/spring-hiring-pnta/

Re-Supplying on the PNT

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.…
Colonial Peak (L) and Pyramid Peak (R) stand guard over Ross Lake and the Ross Lake Resort (bottom right).  Photo by Michael Sawiel.    When choosing to hike a long distance… http://pnt.org/blog/re-supplying-pnt/

Must-see landmarks of the PNT

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 …
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 summertim… http://pnt.org/blog/must-see-landmarks-pnt/