Nov/Dec 2011 windstorm damage

January 18th, 2013
By: Jack Haskel

A severe windstorm blew through the Sierra Nevada in late November, early December 2011. Over 4000 trees were cleared during summer 2012. The Pacific Crest Trail is fully open through the area thanks to the hard work of many devoted individuals.

Many thousands of hazardous trees remain standing. They could fall at any time. This danger will persist in the Reds Meadow, Tully Hole and Purple Lake area for years to come. As always, travel and camp with caution.