Burst pipe on Mt. Laguna

4/24 UPDATE:


The broken pipe has been fixed, and the toilets in the bathrooms at Desert View and the Visitor Center are back up and running. No drinking water in these locations yet. We are sending a sample to the lab tomorrow, and should have results within 24 hrs. If everything looks good then we should have potable water at those sites by Friday. In the meantime the best place in Mt. Laguna to fill up for potable water is still at the trailside drinking fountain behind Burnt Rancheria CG (mile 42).



Ranger Will Brennan of the Cleveland National Forest reported:

We have unfortunately had a burst pipe in our water system on Mt. Laguna, which is affecting a couple of our facilities. Water is turned off at Desert View Picnic Area and the Visitor Center. Along with that, the public restrooms at these two sites are closed as well. We have someone scheduled to come and make some fixes to our system on Tuesday, and we hope to have everything operational by next weekend.

The water at the drinking fountain on the trail at Burnt Rancheria Campground however was turned ON yesterday (it had been off up until this point). Recognizing that many thru-hikers use the facilities at the public restrooms at Desert View and the Visitor Center, we will be opening one pit toilet in Burnt Rancheria CG in proximity to this fountain for them to use in the meantime. I will post a sign adjacent to the trail explaining the situation and directions to the nearest pit toilet later today.


Author: Jack "Found" Haskel

As the Trail Information Manager, Jack works to connect people to the PCT. He's involved with a wide variety of projects that help the trail, the trail's users and the community that surrounds the experience. He has thru-hiked (Pacific Crest Trail in 2006; Colorado Trail in 2008; Continental Divide Trail in 2010) and is an obsessed weekend warrior.