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

BLM Issues Fire Restrictions

This week the BLM issues fire restrictions for parts of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego counties banning campfires, except in developed campgrounds. Back country campfires are always illegal in Cleveland National Forest, San Bernardino National Forest, San Jacinto State Park Wilderness, and Angeles National Forest. This means ... Read more

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