Melanie Simmerman

Supporting: Youth Crew Heroes for Pacific Northwest Trail Association

My Team: Professional Results in Tough Locations


Campaign has ended.


I am an avid outdoor adventure enthusiast, a long-distance hiker (Triple Crowner), and outdoor leader. I completed the Pacific Northwest Trail over four summers (2012-15). Since 2012, I have authored the Pacific Northwest Trail Town Guide to aid hikers as they pursue their hiking dreams.


I joined the PNTA board in 2018 and aim to help the PNTA improve and sustain the trail and trail experience for all people and wildlife.

Trail crews are the unsung heroes of the trail: they work hard to keep the trail clear of blow-down, brush, and to ensure a great hiker experience. I hope you will join me in supporting the PNTA crews!