Trail news

Inyo National Forest closes segments of Rush Creek Trails; Reds Meadow Road remains closed

The U.S. Forest Service issued the following closure Thursday evening:

The Inyo National Forest, through a forest order, is closing segments of the Rush Creek Trail for public safety from June 30 through Sept. 1, 2017.

The wet winter of 2016-2017, with more than 180 percent of average annual precipitation ... Read more

Trail community gathers for PCTA’s 2017 annual meeting

The Pacific Crest Trail Association celebrated a record-setting 2016 on Saturday as members, donors, volunteers, board members, staff and agency and business partners gathered in Sacramento, Calif. for its annual meeting and open house.

More than 120 people attended the event at the PCTA’s headquarters, where Board Chair John Crawford ... Read more

Our dead and dying forests

Dead and dying trees on forest lands in California, August 2016. The gray trees have been dead longer than the orange trees as they've lost their needles already. Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service, Region 5

“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” — Dr. Suess

We are experiencing a new environment, one defined by change and loss.

Our forests are dying. Visit the oak trees at Burnt Rancheria Campground near the Pacific ... Read more

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton