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 By Pat Doody    Community    June 9, 2018 

PCT hikers who make their own gear

This time of year Tehachapi sees hundreds of Pacific Crest Trail hikers. They come from all over, some to hike all the way from the Mexican border to the Canadian border and some to complete a...

 
 By Dave Martin    Community    May 12, 2018

What does the Swiss bobsled team and the PCT have in common? Hummingbird!

In late April, I gave two PCT hikers a ride from the post office back to the Best Western and agreed to take them out to the Willow Springs PCT intersection the next day at noon. Hummingbird, her...

 

Hiker Depot welcomes Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers

Dalton and David SteeleReed of Tehachapi and Rachel Newkirk of West Golden Hills have taken the concept of Tehachapi hiker hospitality to a new dimension with the opening of their Hiker Depot in a...

 

How to become a Pacific Crest Trail Angel

If you don't want to wait for the inevitable to become an angel, you can sign up right now to be one. Tehachapi has a list of Pacific Crest Trail Angels that you can join. Angels give rides, lodging,...

 

Following a path where man is just a visitor

Our little mountain town has a lot of unique features. One of my favorites is its connection to the beautiful Pacific Crest Trail. Downtown Tehachapi is just about 9-miles from two PCT Trailheads,...

 

The Pacific Crest Trail and Tehachapi

As a PCT hiker myself, I know how nice it is to come into one of the few towns along the trail to eat something other than dehydrated food and perhaps sleep on a mattress for a change. As Tehachapi residents, my wife and I have helped out many PCT hi...

 

PCT Hikers bring tourism, smiles to town

As you might have noticed, Tehachapi is the hub for international and domestic hikers right now. The world is walking into our amazing community from the Pacific Crest Trail, a hiking trail starting...

 

PCT hikers are here!

The Pacific Crest Trail Hikers are coming through Tehachapi now in large numbers, most on their way from Mexico to Canada! They come from all over the world and carry heavy packs including their...

 

Pacific Crest Trail hikers soon to arrive in Tehachapi

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) covers 2,663 miles of rugged terrain following the ranges of California, Oregon and Washington. Most hikers start at the Mexican border and, if they finish, complete the...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    June 11, 2016

Dog Days of Summer at Souza

The first Dog Days of Summer at Souza Family Vineyard saw the largest gathering of pooches and their owners to date. The May 27 event was also co-hosted by Demi Kapler, who is hiking the Pacific Crest...

 

PCT Hikers visit Tehachapi on their way North

Five Duke University students arrived in town on June 1, after hiking from the Mexican border. They intend to continue north to the Canadian border. They are showering and sleeping at Aviator Park at...

 

Veterans Walk Off the War

In the earlier days of America's military, units of soldiers would have to travel for a considerable time after a war before they reached home, giving them time to mentally process their experiences....

 

Interview with PCT hiker, Isaac Reister

Isaac Reister from Leavenworth, Washington, has been on the Pacific Crest Trail since June 29th when he left Harts Pass near the Canadian border and headed south. He said that he got kind of a late st...

 

PCT Hikers' meeting place changes as they proceed North

Pacific Crest Trail Hikers will be disappointed this year as they proceed north from Mexico! They will learn that one of their favorite and famous traditional stops has closed, the Safley’s in Aqua Dulce. (See below for Donna Saufley's recent...

 

What's the PCT?

The PCT is the Pacific Crest Trail that covers 2663 miles of rugged terrain from Mexico to Canada, following the crest of the mountain ranges that emerge from the western part of our country. It was...

 

The Basics for a Backpack Trip

I am preparing for a short jaunt, four or five days on the PCT. Weather has cooled, and the trail is calling. My right brain tells me "You can just load up and head out...you have done this many times...

 
 By Sam K White    Community    June 7, 2014

People of the PCT

Who are these people strolling the streets of Tehachapi, looking a bit dirty, suntanned, bearded, having backpacks, close enough at the right time of day, body odors. PCT Packers they are. Trail mile...

 
 By Sam K White    Community    May 24, 2014

Hiking the PCT, One Step at a Time

The PCT, the pathway generating adventures for intrepid hikers. From the border of Mexico to the border of Canada. Official mileage: 2,560. Many attempt the trek in one season, north bound (NOBO)...

 

The Siren's Call

The Pacific Crest Trail, the Mexico to Canada footpath flows wild and rugged, while turning and twisting atop the backbone of the mountains of the American West. She calls so clear and loud. She...

 

PCT: Trail of the Angels

Last issue I left you with time for a pause. During this pause I learned a bit about the Tehachapi Trail Angels. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail 2000, commonly known as the PCT, is a pathway...

 

PCT Section E: Part 1, Desert

"The Trail" is the Pacific Crest Scenic Trail (PCT). It begins at the Mexican border, travels north through some of the most beautiful, at times the most dreadful, most picturesque and sometimes...

 

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