Section B Oregon

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.

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.

Mt. Ashland to Green Springs Summit

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By: cb97123
June 2nd, 2014

Well marked and well maintained trail. A few step-over logs east of Mt. Ashland Ski Road 20 and a few north of Hobart Bluff, all easy. Some brushy spots east and west of I-5. The only issue for this section will be water, only a few seeps had a trickle and this is only May. Soon the only hope for water will be the cistern and faucet or the small pond near Soda Mountain (Halfmile’s WA1736 and WA1738b).

Ashland smoke

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By: Puppy / Caroline
July 31st, 2013

I can’t say any more than that residents of Ashkand are complaining about forest fire smoke. I dont know where from. Can’t mean good things for area trail, or people wanting to go into town. Being in the woods (implement 1457.5) it’s difficult to research. Wish it were easier to find info. I see smoke all around Shasta, and worry about this, also.

[EDITOR: The smoke is likely coming from the fires in Southern Oregon. They’re well west of the trail. is the main source for fire information that doesn’t directly threaten the PCT.]

July 10, 2012

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Trail is 100% snow free. All seasonal creeks/springs are dry or unusable as waters sources for thirsty hikers. Expect long stretches without water, including 15+ miles from the spring 10 miles north of I-5 to Hyatt Lake Reservoir.

The wildflowers are still in bloom.

I came across a rattlesnake who was slow to rattle north of the spring 10 miles from I-5. Keep your eyes open.