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stinging insect mitigation

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By: james munn
November 27th, 2017

The stinging insect problem reported at mile 202 showed evidence of being attended to by trail crew and the insects have moved on to some other location.
As of 10-31-17 no stinging insects found.

Mountain Fire closure on Mt. San Jacinto

November 16th, 2017

This closure will remain in place for the foreseeable future.

The Mountain Fire started on July 15, 2013 near the junction of Highway 243 and Highway 74. The Pacific Crest Trail remains closed from Spitler Trail (mile 168.6) north to Tahquitz Valley Trail (mile 177.3).

The Pacific Crest Trail was extensively damaged with up to 2 miles of the trail being lost as a result of damages caused by the Mountain Fire. Years of work has gone into reopening the PCT and the effort continues. The trail is reopening in three phases. Phase 1 opened in November 1016 and phase 2 opened in November 2017.

Official documents

The Mountain Fire closure is administered by San Bernardino National Forest and closure order, map and other documents can be found here.

Detour information

We’re working on new maps that will show the route from the Spitler Peak Trail to Idyllwild and then back to the PCT.

Chinquipin Ridge snow

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By: Andy
April 12th, 2016

Be Advised: Snow conditions still exist on the re-route section from Tahquitz peak summit across Chinquipin Ridge. It is a little deceiving right now because snow is holding on that aspect but not evident from down below. Apparently, there have been a number of hikers that have backtracked down Southridge and back up Devils Slide.

Between MP 190.5 to MP 205.7

By: Linda Clark-O'Brien
January 21st, 2015

MP 196.0 Maintenance: cutting back on overgrown chaparral

MP 196.5 – MP 197.25 Hazard: Trail sliding down sideways on very steep slope with very little vegetative cover. Needs more than re-benching.

MP 200.75 Equestrian issue: 10-15 feet of trail literally gone where trail crossed over a steep watercourse rock chute – only a goat can cross it

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton