By: James Grier
November 12th, 2013
LA Department of Water and Power will be excavating next week for construction work at the new Neenach pumping station. The work area will be on the LADWP aqueduct road just East of the LADWP aqueduct and just North of the California aqueduct. They will install a temporary fence and signage to direct any hikers that may be coming through the area. The fence and signage will direct hikers to stay to the West of the work area for approximately 300’.
October 28th, 2013
October 22-23. Trail from Inspiration Point (1st crossing Highway 2, mile 369.5) to Islip Saddle (3rd crossing Highway 2 mile 386.2) in very good shape. Thin patches of snow/ice on north facing slopes above 7500′ but trail mostly dry. Only a few short patches of ice on trail. Multiple hikers reaching Baden-Powell summit. Water faucet at Grassy Hollow (mile 370.4) on (per report from through hiker Derrick). Little Jimmy Spring (384.1) flowing well, water in trough clear.
September 23rd, 2013
More information is posted on our blog at this link.
The Powerhouse Fire is 100% contained. Much of the PCT through the Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District portion of the Angeles National Forest remains closed. The closure extends from Highway 138 in the north to San Francisquito Canyon Road in the south. View the closure order.
PCT users have three options for getting around the closure. With northbound travel in mind:
- Take San Francisquito Canyon Road north to Elizabeth Lake Road, then go west on Pine Canyon Road to the PCT.
- Take Three Points Road north to Highway 138.
- For an option further removed from paved roads, walking the California Aqueduct from Munz Ranch road, is a potential route.
By: Michael Huynh, SCE
August 13th, 2013
Southern California Edison (SCE) contractors are conducting transmission line construction activities using helicopters near the Pacific Crest Trail. Please do not proceed if you see helicopter activity. You may proceed with caution once helicopter activity has cleared. Location is approximately 1 mile southwest of the intersection of Highway 111 and Snow Creek Road, west of Palm Springs, California. Construction activities are expected to continue through September 2013 (Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.). For project information, call (866) 602-3782 or visit www.sce.com/dpv2.
August 9th, 2013
The Sharp Fire has closed the PCT. Hikers and equestrians should stay off the trail from about Gobbler’s Knob (approx. mile 357) to at least the Guffy Campground (approx. mile 364.5) above Wrightwood, Calif. A copy of the official closure order is pending. Some residents in the area are under evacuation orders.
No recommended detour exists.
July 16th, 2013
The Mountain Fire started at 1:43 PM on July 15, 2013 near the junction of Highway 243 and Highway 74.
The fire is out and parts of the Pacific Crest Trail remains closed from Highway 74 (mile 152) north to Strawberry Junction (mile 183) near the San Jacinto State Park boundary. Through hikers will need to detour the fire area using either Marion Mountain or Deer Springs trail, to State Highway 243 and State Highway 74. View the closure order and a map of the closure.
If you have questions, you can call the San Jacinto Ranger Station at 909-382-2921.
July 8th, 2013
The Pacific Crest Trail is open after the Chariot Fire on Mt. Laguna. The closure had extended from Cibbets Flat Campground (PCT mile 32.6) to Scissors Crossing (PCT mile 77).
By: Michael Lewis
May 16th, 2013
Today I removed the fallen tree @ Mile 168. Trail clear from Fobes Saddle to Apache Springs trail.
By: Alina and Valentino
May 13th, 2013
Boulders make the trail too narrow for horses to pass. There is a rock wall on the left and cliff on the right. We got through but horse needs to be willing and able to maneuver while leaping a boulder.
By: Alina and Valentino
May 13th, 2013
Horses can go around fallen tree. Downhill side seemed easier to me and we got around no problem.