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Damaged bridge affects PCT/JMT and Rae Lakes Loop in significant way

April 13th, 2018
By: Jack Haskel

This is not on the PCT, but it is on a significant side trail.

The South Fork Kings River Bridge above Paradise Valley washed out during the winter of 2016-2017. Construction of a replacement bridge will not begin before 2019. Depending on conditions, crossing the South Fork of the Kings River can be extremely hazardous. Observe conditions carefully and then evaluate the risk of crossing. Be prepared to turn back. If you hike the Rae Lakes Loop beginning from Bubbs Creek, plan for the possibility that you may have to backtrack to safely reach Cedar Grove.

 

Photo by: Henrik Frederiksen