Flashfloods and trail erosion HWY 58 South to the Aqueduct

October 20th, 2015
By: Jim R.

Pete and I met two South Bounders this weekend who indicated pretty severe damage  Hwy 58 South to Willow Springs Road with damage somewhat less severe continuing to the Aqueduct.  They showed pictures of gullies that appeared to be 2 feet deep and slides covering large portions of the trail.  They indicated the switch backs are gone.  I plan to go take a look for myself soon.

The good news is that I scouted from mile 505 to 518 Friday and found no significant erosion damage from the recent storm even though Lake Hughes Road a short distance away remains closed.  The bad news is that there was a large slide in Green Valley on Francisquito.  This indicates the area of the fire closure  between Lake Hughes Road and Francisquito is likely damaged.