Bend Wild Wednesday

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon

Thinking about hiking some or all of the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon? Join Oregon Wild and guidebook author Eli Boschetto at Crow's Feet Commons in Bend for an evening of inspiring imagery and trail beta to help you start planning your own PCT adventure.

Crow’s Feet Commons and Oregon Wild have teamed up to educate, and share tales of backcountry adventures told by members of our local community.

The Wild Wednesday’s series is about giving local adventurers a stage to tell their stories and inspire the rest of us to embark on our own journey to experience wilderness.

On June 28, Eli Boschetto, author of Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon, will break down the state's 455 miles of PCT into manageable sections—each with stunning routes that can be hiked in a long weekend, a week or more. Details include trail accessibility, choosing campsites, finding water and getting the right permits for hiking from the rolling grasslands of the Soda Mountain Wilderness to the volcanic plains of the Central Cascades to the doorstep of Oregon's tallest peak, Mount Hood. Bring your questions, your appetite for adventure, and your thirst for great, local beer! 

Join us Wednesday June 28th, 5:30-7pm at Crow’s Feet Commons to hear his story and enjoy the visual journey.

Eli Boschetto grew up in sunny Southern California, where he grew his hiking legs in the southern Sierra Nevada, tromping trails and climbing mountains along the Kern River and in Yosemite and Sequoia–Kings Canyon national parks. In 2005, Eli relocated to Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Mitzi, and continued his explorations in the great outdoors. He served for several years as a Northwest trail correspondent for Backpacker and became the editor of Washington Trails magazine in 2011. Visit Eli at

If you are an adventurer and want to share your story, please contact us and we will consider! For more information, please email 


     What: Oregon Wild Wednesday: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (Oregon), with Eli Boschetto. Free and open to all ages.

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 5:00-7:30pm

Where: Crow’s Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St, Bend, OR 97703

WIN!: Everyone who attends this free event can enter Oregon Wild’s free raffle for great prizes, Oregon Wild swag, & more! You must be present to win.