Beaverton, OR, October 18, 2019—Six Moon Designs, manufacturers of lightweight, high-quality, affordable backpacking equipment, recently made a donation of outdoor gear to the Pacific Northwest Trail Association (PNTA), specifically to support their Performance Trail Crew program.

With new lightweight backpacks and tents from Six Moon Designs, the youth and young adults who served on the PNTA backcountry trail crews this season were better equipped to reach remote worksites with less fatigue and to weather long ten-day hitches camped out on the trail in greater comfort.

The PNTA is proud to accomplish the majority of the trail work needed to maintain the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail through the paid Performance Trail Crew program. “This program provides local youth and young adults from trailside communities with a living wage, transportation, and meals to help break down traditional barriers to inclusion. The last piece of the puzzle for many of our participants is access to high-quality gear,” says Jeff Kish, Executive Director of the Pacific Northwest Trail Association. “That’s why I’m so grateful to receive this support from Six Moon Designs.”

“With the help of corporate partners, like Six Moon Designs, PNTA is working to build an outdoor gear library to ensure that anyone who aspires to work in service to our scenic public lands can do so — and thrive with access to gear that can work as hard as they do,” said Eric Wolborg, PNTA Communications Manager.

With a long list of personal equipment needed to participate on a backcountry trail crew, outdoor retailers can help eliminate the last barrier to participation for our youth crew members’ families and make a life-changing outdoor experience more accessible for all. For more information, visit