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Salmon August Complex near Etna, Calif (Wallow Fire and more)

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September 20th, 2017

The Pacific Crest Trail is open again!

The trail was previously closed from Sawyers Bar Road/Etna Summit (mile 1597) north to the intersection with the Shackleford Trail #5542 (mile ~1616). This is on Klamath National Forest in Marble Mountain Wilderness.

You are urged to be extra careful because of fire weakened trees as well as loosened debris on steep slopes. Intermittent closures may be required along the Pacific Crest and Mule Bridge Trails as hazard reduction treatment is completed.

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Temporary closures for trail work on Grider Creek

September 14th, 2016

On the morning of September 15th, 2016 there will be temporary closures at Grider Creek (around mile 1640) as a new bridge is helicoptered in. Hikers and riders may be held from advancing for a few hours at a time. A second bridge will be flown in later this month and similar holds will occur. The date is being figured out now.

May 12, 2011

Due to this year’s heavy snow fall, much of the PCT through the Marble Mountains Wilderness will remain under snow well into July. In addition, snow pack could remain on the north facing slopes of the higher elevations into early August.

The heavy snow pack will make trail maintenance difficult, particularly for the Backcountry Horsemen volunteers who work so hard to open trails throughout the wilderness every year.

Hikers should be patient as late melting snow will hinder the clearing of blowdowns on the PCT.

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton