Author Archives: Lon "Halfmile" Cooper

About Lon "Halfmile" Cooper

Lon Cooper is a hiker, photographer, maker of Pacific Crest Trail maps, and volunteer blogger for the Pacific Crest Trail Association. He lives near San Diego, CA and is known as "Halfmile" on the PCT. Lon's other web sites include www.pctwater.com, www.pctmap.net, and www.lon.net.

Fire Restrictions Increase in San Bernardino National Forest

Seasonal fire restrictions are increasing to prohibit campfires in the developed Pacific Crest Trail camps of San Bernardino National Forest effective June 28th, 2013. Campfires are always banned in this forest, even with a campfire permit, except in developed campgrounds with agency provided fire rings. The PCT crosses the San ... Read more

Sequoia National Forest and BLM announce fire restrictions for 2013

The Sequoia National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bakersfield Field Office announced fire restrictions effective May 1, prohibiting campfires along the Pacific Crest Trail from about 50 miles south of Walker Pass to about 15 miles north of Kennedy Meadows.

Campfires are always banned along the Southern ... Read more

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton