The Pacific Crest Trail is open again after the Border Fire.
Someone has been dumping toilet-related trash in the crevices around Eagle Rock. A few weeks ago I found a fresh banana peel and human feces in the open at the base of one of the smaller boulders in front of the eagle. The trash can at the pipe gate outside the trailhead at Hwy 79, next to the Fire Station is overflowing and hikers are tossing their zip locks and misc trash on the ground below it and on the stone ledge above it. I might be able to clean it up when I go back in early May if the problem persists. There is a dumpster across the road at the Community Center!
Just got done hiking the first 150 miles of the PCT from Campo to Hwy 74. At mile 69.10, I came across a small landslide that blocked the trail. It was roughly several meters wide in a very steep part of a canyon. The trail was blocked by 2 huge boulders and tons of loose sediment. What lied above the trail (where the slide came from) looked extremely unstable. When approaching the slide the trail was literally cracked and slumping. As a backpacker, it was a bit sketchy to get over, but doable.. no way a horse could pass and is in an area that would be extremely difficult to turn around. It’s ALOT steeper then how it appears in the photos attached. It was located just north of the concrete Water tank at mile 68.4.
Sincerely, James Amato aka Business Time
The weekend of January 9th we’ll be replacing the southern terminus monument with a new one. It’ll look pretty much the same. If you were planning on visiting Campo that weekend to take a photo, heads up that the monument will be a construction site.
Saw fresh mt bike tracks while trail running on the PCT from Burnt Rancheria Campground, mile 41.4 to Lower Morris Meadow trail junction, mile 38.5. The tracks continued southbound from 38.5. Hikers should use extreme caution when hiking up to Mt Laguna, as we’re seeing downhill mt bike tracks frequently on the PCT in the section between mile 30 (Kitchen Creek Road) and mile 41.4 (Burnt Rancheria Campground.
lots of bush encroachment especially from water cache at Grapevine for about f3 miles Nobo. Wear pants!
Lots of wind around Mt Laguna! Hikers this morning are reporting one large tree in the trail near mile 40 that was tricky to get over, and a couple others nearby that were easier to get around.
At about 0715 on 4-4-13 I was 15 minutes SOUTH of Warner Springs on my way to Barrel Springs when I saw a cougar on trail right, within 100 yards. We had a stare down and it bolted for the brush; it was magnificient. About a week later a friend told me that her friend had, on probably that same day, seen a mountain lion dragging a deer across a road; when she honked, the lion dropped it and both the deer and lion ran off. This same person said that there were reports from residents of the town of a cougar running at their dogs. Although I did see the lion, the rest is hearsay.
- Equestrian issue
- Extreme hazard
- Snow conditions
- Trail Closure
- Trail maintenance issue
- Water conditions
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