Section G Oregon

June 13, 2011

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as of 2 weeks ago, may 28th into the first week of june, the trail from lolo pass to wahtum lake was impassable due to a 10 ft deep glacier over the trail near bull run lake. i wouldnt atempt it without an ice axe and crampons. even then its very sketchy. the glacier wasnt too steep, however, as it went down the hill, it gets steeper and then to a vertical drop. we had to repell off the glacier on a piece of para chord to what i am guessing was lolo pass rd. however, the road itself was covered in 3 ft of packed snow. we ended up bush wacking south of butcher knife peak to lost lake and had to hitch a ride to i84.

June 1, 2011

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This is the only section thus far that has a little bit of melt. Climbing out of Cascade Locks is clear, though there have been reports of deep snow on Benson Plateau. It’s a great time to hike this section and see all the creeks swollen with snow melt!

September 20, 2010

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The heavy rains of recent days have caused new landslide activity in the Zig Zag canyon. The PCT is currently impassable to stock, and dangerous for hikers. The Forest Service sent an emergency crew out to improve the trail enough for hikers, but, for stock a more long term solution will need to be implemented, likely next summer. (This slide area is near the same spot where a new bridge to repair an older slide had just been installed.)