Pacific Crest Trail http://www.kplu.org en Missing Pacific Crest Trail Hiker Found Safe http://www.kplu.org/post/missing-pacific-crest-trail-hiker-found-safe <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">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.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><p>Authorities say Alejandra Wilson of Oregon was located Saturday afternoon&mdash;cold and tired but otherwise OK.</p> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 05:29:35 +0000 The Associated Press 10301 at http://www.kplu.org Snow Stalls Hikers on Increasingly Popular Pacific Crest Trail http://www.kplu.org/post/snow-stalls-hikers-increasingly-popular-pacific-crest-trail <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bad weather is posing a hurdle for dozens of long-distance hikers determined to finish the Pacific Crest Trail.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 23:44:45 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10250 at http://www.kplu.org Snow Stalls Hikers on Increasingly Popular Pacific Crest Trail Vegan Hiker Tops Wash. Woman's Trail Record Just One Day Later http://www.kplu.org/post/vegan-hiker-tops-wash-womans-trail-record-just-one-day-later <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">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.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">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.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 15:01:00 +0000 Tom Banse 9590 at http://www.kplu.org Vegan Hiker Tops Wash. Woman's Trail Record Just One Day Later 6th grade hiker on track to finish 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail http://www.kplu.org/post/6th-grade-hiker-track-finish-2650-mile-pacific-crest-trail <p>Medford, Ore. &ndash; An 11-year-old girl from Salem, Ore., has walked the first 1,700 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. She&rsquo;s hoping to make it to Canada in time to start sixth grade.</p><p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 18:09:16 +0000 Amelia Templeton 2382 at http://www.kplu.org 6th grade hiker on track to finish 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail