Hurricane Ridge in Winter. NPS Photo.
Above: Views from Hurricane Ridge in Winter. NPS photo by Dave Turner.
January eNews´╗┐
In This Issue

  • New Website Launch
  • New Hiking Guide App for the PNT
  • Update: Wildfire and Trail Conditions
  • Update: Blanchard Mountain Protected
New Website Launch


If you haven't visited our home on the web recently, we invite you to come explore the changes we've made at PNT.org. To adapt to the latest changes on the web, and to improve access to the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail by providing comprehensive trail information, we rebuilt our website from the ground up. 

Visit our blog for a brief tour of some of the new features and content that we've rolled out for 2018.
New Hiking Guide App for the PNT


The Pacific Northwest Trail Association is proud to announce our partnership with Atlas Guides. We teamed up to develop a new smartphone hiking guide to the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail.

The official hiking app of the Pacific Northwest Trail Association will be available before the 2018 season with the same features and performance hikers and riders have trusted from  Guthook Guides, an Atlas Guides project , to navigate six other National Scenic Trails since 2012.
Update: Wildfire and Trail Conditions

Assessing the effect of wildfire in 2017 and the outlook for the PNT


In 2017, headlines across the Pacific Northwest chronicled the worst wildfire season in years. Many Pacific Northwest Trail enthusiasts have showed concern for the condition of the trail in these areas. Although some information will not be available until trails melt out this summer, PNTA Trail Crews have already begun to scout and repair the PNT in Eastern Washington.
Update: Blanchard Mountain

You did it!

Due to overwhelming public support and the efforts of state lawmakers, $10M in funding has been made available to fully protect the 1600-acre forested "core" of Blanchard Mountain through a Trust Land Transfer program.  Read more at Skagit Land Trust's website .

Part of the Chuckanut Range which abuts the Puget Sound, trails on Blanchard Mountain include the popular Oyster Dome Trail, and historic portions of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. An eclectic collection of hand-made trail markers on these trails hints at the history of the PNT and the contributions of  local volunteers  to its maintenance and construction. Some of the first portions of the Pacific Northwest Trail ever built can be found here-including the  PNT/ British Army Trail , named in honor of the troop of British Army regulars who helped build the Blanchard section of the PNT in 1987 and 88.

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