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,, and

Deep Creek Detour

Yesterday the forest service put up signs for the detour around Deep Creek because of landslides and bridges damaged from winter storms. The 14.2 mile detour bypasses 15.7 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail beginning at the Deep Creek bridge near mile 298.3. The detour route follows forest road 3N34 ... Read more