Pacific Crest Trail

search for hikers
10:29 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

Missing Pacific Crest Trail Hiker Found Safe

A 23-year-old woman reported missing while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in southwest Washington has been found safe, but a search has been suspended for an Oregon man.

Authorities say Alejandra Wilson of Oregon was located Saturday afternoon—cold and tired but otherwise OK.

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snow on the trail
4:44 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Snow Stalls Hikers on Increasingly Popular Pacific Crest Trail

PCT thru-hikers struggling through several feet of snow on the trail earlier this week, north of Stevens Pass.
Kayla Bordelon

Bad weather is posing a hurdle for dozens of long-distance hikers determined to finish the Pacific Crest Trail. 

Rescuers are searching for two hikers stranded in snow in Skamania County. A Coast Guard helicopter rescued two other hikers stranded on the trail on Tuesday night. And many more hikers are trying to decide whether to continue on, or give up.

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Man vs. Self
8:01 am
Sat August 10, 2013

Vegan Hiker Tops Wash. Woman's Trail Record Just One Day Later

Josh Garrett
Courtesy of Mercy for Animals

Two athletes have separately set new speed records for hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. On Wednesday, a Bellingham woman completed the long distance hike in 60 days. Then Thursday night, a California man topped her by accomplishing the feat in 59 days.

The Pacific Crest Trail starts in a desert on the Mexican border and stretches for 2,655 miles through national forests and parks, across innumerable mountain passes to Canada. 

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11:09 am
Mon August 22, 2011

6th grade hiker on track to finish 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail

Reed Gjonnes on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Northwest News Network

Medford, Ore. – An 11-year-old girl from Salem, Ore., has walked the first 1,700 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. She’s hoping to make it to Canada in time to start sixth grade.

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