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.

Great Fire Burns PCT South of Scissors Crossing

The Great Fire is burning the Pacific Crest Trail south of Scissors Crossing. It has grown to 2,000 acres and is 20% contained.

Links News Reports: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2011/oct/02/brush-fire-burning-near-julian-grows-2000-acres/ http://www.cbs8.com/story/15595007/great-fire-prompts-evacuation-advisory-for-julian-proper-area?redirected=true http://ramona.patch.com/articles/great-fire-at-100-acres-in-scissors-crossing-area... Read more

Dollar Lake Fire Closes PCT From Near Timberline Lodge To Wahtum Lake

Dollar Lake Fire closes the Pacific Crest trail from near Timberline Lodge to Wahtum Lake

http://inciweb.org/incident/2563/

PCT Detour: http://inciweb.org/incident/article/2563/12965/

PCT Detour Maps: http://www.pctmap.net/detour/index.html Or http://inciweb.org/incident/maps/2563/

News Reports: http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2011/09/elite_firefighting_team_to_take_over_command_of_dollar_lake_fire.html http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2016109214_apororegonwildfires.html http://wildfiretoday.com/2011/08/30/dollar-lake-fire-on-mt-hood/

Hiker Reports: A report on the alternate from Cosmic Cat Posted on the PCT-L [9/5/11]: And… done. We are in ... Read more

Shadow Lake Fire Closes PCT, Big Lake Youth Camp Evacuated

The Shadow Lake Fire closes the Pacific Crest Trail and causes the evacuation of the Big Lake Youth Camp. The PCT is closed from Highway 20 to Highway 242.

Links: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2550/ http://www.registerguard.com/web/news/26824463-57/fire-sunday-lake-mount-camp.html.csp PCT Closure Information: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/article/2550/12987/... Read more

Updated PCT Snow Information for August 29th

These images are from the National Weather Service Snow Analyses showing August 29th data overlaid in Google Earth along with my PCT tracks.

To see the most current data yourself: download Google Earth, download my PCT tracks, then download the most recent snow overlay or just click each image below ... Read more

Updated PCT Snow Information for August 22nd

These images are from the National Weather Service Snow Analyses showing August 22nd data overlaid in Google Earth along with my PCT tracks.

To see the most current data yourself: download Google Earth, download my PCT tracks, then download the most recent snow overlay or just click each image below ... Read more

Updated PCT Snow Information for August 15th

These images are from the National Weather Service Snow Analyses showing August 15th data overlaid in Google Earth along with my PCT tracks.

To see the most current data yourself: download Google Earth, download my PCT tracks, then download the most recent snow overlay or just click each image below ... Read more

Updated PCT Snow Information for August 8th

The weekly update of snow depth along the Pacific Crest Trail for August 8th.

These images are from the National Weather Service Snow Analyses showing August 8th data overlaid in Google Earth along with my PCT tracks.

To see the most current data yourself: download Google Earth, download my PCT ... Read more