Bybee Fire at Crater Lake NP

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July 28th, 2016

Update 8/8/2016

The PCT, the Rim Trail, and West Rim Drive are now open

 

As of Thursday July 28th, 2016 a new wildfire is developing along the PCT in the vicinity of the Lightning Springs trail junction with the Pacific Crest Trail.

As of August 2nd, all of West Rim Drive and the Rim Trail (PCT alternate on the rim, in purple below) and the Pacific Crest Trail are Closed until further notice. The PCT is closed north of OR Hwy 62 (Crater Lake Hwy) at Mazama Village. Please do not continue on the PCT passed Mazama Village.

As of August 4th – Hikers are still advised to use East Rim Drive to bypass the fire.

The only alternative for this closure is to walk East Rim Drive as a bi-pass. This alternate adds about a 25-mile road walk. Hitchhiking is permitted from turnouts only.

Please stay tuned to this web site as well as (888)PCTRAIL trail closure line for updates as conditions are changing rapidly.

Bybee fire alternative map

Crater Lake National Park – Current Conditions (Closure Order will be posted shortly)

Inciweb – Bybee Fire 

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