Monthly Archives: July 2018

Guest blog: How to react to wildfires while hiking

Firefighters hike on a road in front of an evergreen forest with burning underbrush.

“You’re on your own out there. Be prepared. There are tens of thousands of wildfires every year, and because of drought and our changing climate, they’re growing in number, size and intensity,” the Pacific Crest Trail Association shared recently on it’s “Backcountry Basics” blog.

  • Rule one: Don’t start a wildfire.
  • Rule  two: Be prepared with the knowledge and tools to react appropriately if a fire develops nearby.

Learn what to carry with you into the back country, fire area closures, and how to react if you encounter signs of fire or smoke on the trail, at this link

Source information: The Pacific Crest Trail Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the stewardship and support of one of America’s oldest and most recognizable national trail. The PCT was established by the National Trails Systems Act of 1968, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.