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Log-out in Sky Lakes Wilderness

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By: Phil McG.
July 29th, 2014

The PCT has been logged-out from Brown Mountain to Chriti’s Spring. There are four trees across the trail between Christi’s Spring and Island Lake Junction that will hopefully be cleared later in the summer. Equestrians should be able to ride around them. Christi’s Spring has a good flow.

Pumice Flat wildfire in Crater Lake National Park

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July 29th, 2014

On the afternoon of Tuesday July 22nd, Crater Lake National Park received numerous lightning strikes. On Monday July 28th at approxiamtely 11:15am a fire was discovered in the Pumice Flat area in the south end of the park. It was believed to have been ignited by lightning the previous week. The fire is burning in mixed conifer forests composed of hemlock, fir, and pine.

Aggressive suppression action is being taken at this time. No expected containment date has been set. All park facilities and operations remain open. Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail may be impacted in the upcoming week and may experience delays.

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Pumice Flat Fire - 7.28.14 - Photo by Crater Lake National Park

Pumice Flat Fire – 7.28.14 – Photo by Crater Lake National Park

Mt. Jefferson Wilderness fire closure

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July 26th, 2014

The PCT is open again in the area. Side trails to the PCT on Willamette and Deschutes National Forests remain closed.

Wildfires continue to burn in the area. PCT travelers should expect to see smoke.

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MODIS on 7/18/14.

MODIS fire layer for the Mt. Jefferson area. There are multiple smaller fires in the area that do not appear on MODIS. Image taken at 12:57 on 7/17/14

MODIS fire layer for the Mt. Jefferson area. There are multiple smaller fires in the area that do not appear on MODIS. Image taken at 12:57 on 7/17/14

South: Cascade Locks to Jefferson Park 6/26-7/4 2014.

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By: Mark Painter (Rainier)
July 8th, 2014

Conditions good, though wet, S. On the PCT. Narrow, slippery log over the Sandy River. Snow on the last 3 miles to Timberline Lodge, but no trouble following footprints and using Halfmile App on my phone. Nice down from the Lodge. Awesome from Barlow Pass to Warm Springs River. Hundreds of trees down on trail from the river to Jude Lake due to beetle kill. I counted a dozen in a hundred yards. Mosquitos pretty heavy from Jude Lake on. Trees cleared by the Muleskinners after Jude Lake. Sam at Olallie Lake said no one has gotten through to Hwy 20 due to snow. We tried it. Steep snow chutes and slopes. If I’d had crampons and an ax and more battery power for GPS, I might have pushed on. Perilous in Cascadias. Turned back. Did Eagle Creek on the way back to the Locks. Awesome as always.

Hyatt Lake Resort Closed

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By: Walt
July 8th, 2014

Hyatt Lake Resort at mile 1763 is closed and up for sale. The BLM campground is open. The Campers Cove restaurant is open but with changed hours from that posted in databooks. It is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.