Section C

Fawnskin Fire

April 22nd, 2013

The PCT is temporarily closed in the Big Bear region on San Bernardino National Forest due to the Fawnskin Fire. The closure extends between Forest Roads 2N09 (Polique Canyon Road – PCT mile 278) and 3N12 (Delamar Mountain Road – PCT mile 281).

Hikers are being directed north to Road 3N16 to get around this short closure.

Use #FawnskinFire on Twitter for updates.

This closure was lifted at 1700 on 4/22/13.

Section C, Hwy 18 by Baldwin “Lake” to Hwy 173 at Silverwood Lake dam

By: GRANDMA KATHY
April 2nd, 2013

MARCH 24 – MARCH 28, 2013 There are small patches of snow, but the trail is easy to follow and get through with just hiking shoes. There are a few trees down. Even this early in the year the heat is intense past Big Bear Lake and on Deep Creek Detour, as there is little shade. There is water each place listed in stats, though at times slow and flavored by algea.

San Jacinto Snow

By: Patches Pal
March 25th, 2013

I hiked from the Palm Springs Tram out to the PCT trail junction at mile 181, elevation 9,050 yesterday. This is the highest point in the first 200 miles. 2 to 3 feet of snow. some post-holing. Unless another storm comes through it should melt down to just some patches in the shade by April 15th.

Deep Creek former closure

By: Jack Haskel
January 18th, 2013

The Deep Creek detour is a 14.2 mile detour bypassing 15.7 miles of the PCT damaged by winter storms in December of 2010. The storms caused landslides across steep sections of the trail and damaged several bridges North of WR297 including the Deep Creek bridge. The damaged sections and bridges are structurally unsound. Substantial repairs are in progress. Please travel the detour around the area. View a map of the Deep Creek detour.

After much trail reconstruction, the Deep Creek closure has been lifted! As always, we warn you that Deep Creek is not recommended for equestrians.

August 7, 2012

East of Big Bear, approx 1 mile north of Rainbow Lane (off Hwy 38) there are broken/knocked down trail markers where the path diverts onto a fireroad. Only by luck did I head the correct direction on the fireroad and only by luck did I locate where the trail once again left the fireroad.

May 31, 2012

The Deep Creek Detour is a 14.2 mile detour bypassing 15.7 miles of the PCT damaged by winter storms in December of 2010. The storms caused landslides across steep sections of the trail and damaged several bridges North of WR297 including the Deep Creek bridge. The damaged sections and bridges are structurally unsound.

http://www.pcta.org/planning/during_trip/trail-closures.php

April 29, 2012

From the Creekside Camp at mile 235.0, Poodle Dog Bush has been growing all around the trail. It is growing on both sides and in the center of the trail until mile 238.0. It hasn’t flowered, but stands out very distinctly and is tall up to shoulder height. Low down is brown and gets green higher up. No flowers yet, but has a very pungent smell, very similar to that of marijuana. Pay attention and proceed through with caution.