Stories tagged: pacific crest trail
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Group buys land to prevent break in Pacific Crest Trail
A group dedicated to preserving and promoting the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail has purchased private land in western Washington state to prevent a break in the path.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Gonzaga University student, friend die in fall from Pacific Crest Trail
A Portland school is remembering two 19-year-old women who died in an apparent fall along the Pacific Crest Trail.
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Wet winter ups the ante for hikers on popular US trail
Several hikers reported harrowing incidents tackling the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail across this year’s massive snowpack, which has fed swift streams and turned the dream trip of a lifetime into …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 10 p.m.
Searching for closure: Families of missing hikers looking for answers
A Pacific Crest Trail hiker last seen in Central Washington remains missing, but the ongoing search has been far from futile.
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 9:11 a.m.
Search suspended for missing Pacific Crest Trail hiker
Kittitas County authorities have suspended a search for a Pacific Crest Trail hiker who was last seen nearly a month ago.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 11:04 a.m.
Washington crews look for missing Pacific Crest Trail hiker
Searchers in Yakima and Kittitas counties are still searching for a Pacific Crest Trail hiker who was last seen nearly three weeks ago.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
Trail will helps principal teach life lessons
A principal in Western Washington will teach lessons of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Sun., Sept. 27, 2015
Out & About: Seattle’s Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson breaks Appalachian Trail hiking record
OUTDONE – A Seattle woman, 34, has set an unsupported speed record for hiking the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail through 14 states from Maine to Georgia in 54 days, 7 hours …
Sun., Aug. 9, 2015, 12:04 a.m.
Spokane Mountaineers celebrate centennial with 100 miler in Pasayten
A 100-mile backpacking trip is a good start for sizing up a wilderness area as well as understanding what makes a century-old outdoors club tick. The Spokane Mountaineers, celebrating their …
Sun., May 24, 2015, 5:02 p.m.
Odd trail couple: Dad, daughter sharing bugs, blisters and beauty of Pacific Crest Trail
After 20 years of going out on search-and- rescue missions, Kem Russell of Selah, Washington, has plenty of experience in finding lost hikers. Now, in a way, Russell and his …
Sun., March 8, 2015
Out & About: First winter hike of PCT completed
OUTDONE – Two California men on Monday completed the first winter thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail after 132 days of walking, skiing and snowshoeing along the 2,650-mile route from …
Sun., Feb. 8, 2015
Field reports: New hiker permit quotas help spread ‘Wild’ influenced Pacific Crest Trail crowd
HIKING – Growing numbers of hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, the Mexico-to-Canada route made increasingly popular by the movie “Wild,” have led officials to take steps to alleviate traffic. …
Thu., Jan. 1, 2015
Movie ‘Wild’ generates more interest in Pacific Crest Trail
PORTLAND – The popularity of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” has led to increased awareness and use of the trail that runs …
Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
Resolute ‘String Bean’: Seattle man sets new Pacific Coast Trail record
A 23-year-old Seattle man has set speed record for running the length of the Pacific Crest Trail supported by a team of helpers. Joe McConaughy crossed into Canada on Sunday, …
Sun., May 25, 2014, 6:46 a.m.
2,700 miles later: Speed-hiking queen of the PCT
“I ’m not a particularly fast walker,” Heather Anderson said – much to the relief of her interviewer – as she hiked a North Idaho trail last week. “The difference …
Sun., May 25, 2014, 6:45 a.m.
PCT speed queen shares vignettes of her hike
Calm before the trek Anish started her PCT speed record attempt on June 8, 2013, heading into 700 miles of California desert, where temps soared to nearly 120 degrees.
Sun., May 11, 2014
Out & About: PCT speed hiker to speak in Sandpoint
OUTHIKE – Heather “Anish” Anderson, who set the speed record for hiking the Pacific Crest Trail last summer, will keynote the annual meeting of the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks …
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013
Outdoors: Pacific Crest Trail taking a beating from vegan hiker
Barring a broken leg, lightning strike or some other catastrophe, a 30-year-old California man is on track to set a record today by completing a supported through-hike of the 2,655-mile …
Sun., Sept. 23, 2012, 11:30 a.m.
Some families went extra mile on summer vacations
They couldn’t be with him every step of the way, but Robin Johnson’s family was along for the journey as he hiked the Pacific Crest Trail this season. The emotional …
Sun., May 13, 2012, 6:28 a.m.
Long-distance relationship: Sandpoint couple scores backpacking Triple Crown
After enduring six months backpacking the Appalachian Trail, Phil Hough and Deb Hunsicker were pretty sure their relationship was good for the long haul. They confirmed they could go the …
Sun., May 13, 2012, 6:27 a.m.
North Idaho hikers find peak place close to home
The Scotchman Peaks area northeast of Lake Pend Oreille is a roadless area the Sandpoint couple prizes. For seven years, Hough and Hunsicker have been leaders in Friends of the …
Sun., May 13, 2012, 6:11 a.m.
Backpackers gear down for long distance hikes
Phil Hough and Deb Hunsicker have winnowed their long-distance hiking gear to a base weight (sans food and water) of 15-19 pounds, depending on how many luxuries they bring, such …
Sun., July 24, 2011
Field reports: Rare pygmy rabbits breeding in basin
WILDLIFE – For the first time in a decade, the endangered Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit appears to have successfully bred in its historic range. A litter of kits has been …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2009, 9:29 a.m.
Fire closes Pacific Crest Trail section
Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail are being detoured by a forest fire that’s forced closure of a section of the trail in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness of Washington.
Mon., April 2, 2007
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