SECTION B OREGON

Heavy blow down and deadfall

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By: Twenty Winks
June 13th, 2016

About the first 10 miles between Klum Landing, mile 1747.9 and Dead Indian Memorial road, mile 1759.1 there are too many down trees to count and very slow going. Many bib trees have so many branches it’s hard to climb over them.
This section would be impossible for horses. Also heavy deadfall between mile 1764 and Fish Lake at Highway 140, mile 1770.9.

Snow

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By: Ed Lyons ([email protected])
May 13th, 2016

Deep snow starts .5 miles from the CA line (1689.5) and continues for 4 miles, sometimes on steep hillsides. It is then patchy (everything from clear to deep and in between) until past Mt. Ashland (about 1710).
Patchy, but safe, snow starts again past Hwy 66 (1733). From Hwy 140 (1771) to almost Olallie Lake (about 2043) the trail is under a solid 2 to 10 feet.
By actual observations and emails with Scott Parks, the snow maps on postholer.com UNDER estimate the snow levels, sometimes by a lot.

Large fallen trees 1740-1757

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By: Dale
April 22nd, 2015

Early to Mid March(when I traveled)

Lots of large fallen trees over trail starting around 1740(Hobart Bluff) and gets significantly more frequent and difficult to cross near 1749(Hyatt Prairie Rd)thru to 1757(Howard Prairie Lake).

Fallen tree obstacles likely could have continued father along trail but that is where I stopped.

Hiking- Fairly easy to climb over most, unless multiple trees on top each other or navigate off the path to go around id too difficult.

Equestrian- Could become difficult. Most trees are likely too big to jump, but can be circumnavigated. A few trees fell over the trail that was traveling on the side of steep slopes which would dangerous to cross near there.

Southern Oregon – Soda Mountain Wilderness – Pilot Rock area storm damage

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By: Justin Rohde
January 21st, 2015

Multiple trees down along the Pacific Crest Trail northeast of the Pilot Rock trail juncture. The trail is blocked by at least a half dozen trees and some areas are challenging to get around. I only went about a mile or two northeast of Pilot Rock, so I imagine there are many more trees down I did not see…

Fire at Mile 1806 on August 12, 1pm

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By: Jerry Harvwy
August 13th, 2014

There is a small fire at mile 1806 at 1pm August 12 started by lightning. No wind and some moisture present now. Forest service is aware and is dealing with numerous lightning strikes in the area.

Reported by phone by Todd Harvey (UberDude) hiking the trail in that area.

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton