King Fire – Lake Tahoe area

September 19th, 2014

This closure has been lifted as of 10-9-14.

The King Fire has closed portions of the PCT and is resulting in extreme smoke conditions in some areas that remain technically open. The trail is closed in Desolation Wilderness on Eldorado National Forest, and travel is strongly discouraged because of danger to health and safety up into Granite Chief Wilderness on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.

PCT hikers should avoid the trail at least between Donner Pass (mile 1155.6) and Echo Summit (mile 1092.9).