Resource for Hikers
Log in or register for full access to site features & free downloads
Printed Maps & App
Stay found. Stay informead. Our premium printed topographic maps and matching app for a once in a lifetime adventure
OnLine Data Books
Free online data books for your favorite trail, distances, elevation, climate, way points, terrain & fauna
GPS aware Google maps, your location, topo, hybrid, satellite, trail track, way points, road, weather/snow overlays
Active Fires & Smoke
Know before you go! Get the lastest active fire & smoke information for your favorite trail
Get the lastest snow conditions for your favorite trail. Quantity, coverage, SNODAS, MODIS, historical and multi-year comparisons
Create an extensive hike plan easily configurable to your hiking style. Distances, days, resupply, access points, etc
Create your own fully customizable gear list with weight, pricing and divisable by section.
Exhaustive resource for species ranges along your favorite trail. Includes amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles.
Complete Gear Lists
Hundreds of complete gear lists by those that walked the walk.
The big picture. Single elevation profile of your favorite trail.
Search for a journal, create a journal, add/edit an entry, configure your journal, EMail updates, integrated Google trail map, PLB locations and more
Print out your favorite trail to 6 feet high. Elevation chart and resupply locations.
Source for trail and site information or just talk about your favorite trail
Where it all begins.
"And by the way, it's fine to argue against the existence of racism on the trail if you're polite about it." -PCTA
Yes, the Pacific Crest Trail Association actually said that.
This deleted Facebook post wasn't up for long before it was bombarded by people who make it their lifes mission to monitor such things, armed with a caps lock key and endless supply of emoji's.
The PCTA's response after acknowledging the error of their ways wasn't much better, citing lack of experience in these types of responses. Ironcially, the PCTA has been binge purging any people from the group who don't share their newly found views. Yet, they still moderate the group. Also interesting, the PCTA disables the PCT Facebook group on weekends. How can you manage an entire trail and not successfully moderate a FB group? Other trail organizations don't seem to have a problem.
Social justice should concern us all. We all need to be responsible. So it is with a trail organization. The debacle the PCTA created means dollars used for the trail will now be spent cleaning up a mess of their own creation. The simple task of moderating a Facebook group for inflammatroy remarks will result in the hiring of personnel to monitor their own sensitivity and associated training. Don't expect any meaningful change. The appearance of political correctness is all that matters.
"Don't expect any meaningful change. The appearance of political correctness is all that matters."
The PCTA has further demonstrated their ineptness and mis-management. Attempting to circumvent laws and regulations using nuance regarding permit quotas, the PCTA has now brought additional grief and embarassment to their partners, U.S. Forest Service, National Parks Service, Bureau of Land Management, et al.
According to the PCTA's 2019 financial statement the PCTA received almost 1 million dollars in grants and over 2 million dollars from donors. Will the sensitivity training for the PCTA be funded by grants or donors? Dollars meant for the trail.
"Will the sensitivity training for the PCTA be funded by grants or donors? Dollars meant for the trail."
We urge you to discontinue funding of the PCTA if you are doing so. Additionally, contact the appropriate U.S. Forest Service office and voice your displeasure with the non-relevant trail activities of the PCTA.
Here's the full text of the PCTA's deleted Facebook post (emphasis added):
Postholer.Com © 2005-2023 - Sitemap - W3C - @postholer - GIS Portfolio