About a mile south of Seiad Valley, there will be 20 minute holds on the PCT as helicopters fly salvaged logs across the PCT. This activity is part of salvage logging in the Happy Camp Complex burn area. It is being done to help reduce future fire danger. These holds will start on 9/15/16 and will continue for the next 45 days.
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.
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.
- Equestrian issue
- Extreme hazard
- Snow conditions
- Trail Closure
- Trail maintenance issue
- Water conditions
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