August 14, 2010

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We just came out from the PCT Detour A after starting at Stevens Pass (hiway 2) and going South. The trail is in great condition except for a tricky crossing at Deception Creek just North of Cathedral Pass. Crews are cleaning up the trail from the Closure Section North and it is beautiful when the pass through.

Some folks were disregarding the closure notice and were threatened with a fine. Please respect the Ranger’s decisions. It was obvious in talking to several that their main concern was to make the PCT passable and safe. They have done a great job with their young work crews.

There are still some brushy sections, but all-in all it was a great trail to hike. Watch out for Whidbey Island NAS fighter jets screaming up the valleys. They are loud, low, and a daily event.