Section M

September 6, 2012

By: Joe Reusser

Walked from Sierra City to the LaPorte-Quincy Road on 8/29/12 to 9/1/12. Many large dead tree blow-downs across the trail from the Johnsville Road to the top of McCrae Ridge, some of which have been there since 2011 when we last walked the section. Most of these were on the trail alongside West Nelson Creek from the road to where the trail crosses the creek, which incidently at that point is dry.

July 18, 2011

Like the previous poster, I planned to hike from Bucks Lake to Belden. However, after 4.5 miles lost the trail in deep snow. Tried following tree markers, but after losing them once too often decided to call it a day. With GPS it’s slow, but passable.

June 23, 2011

6/2311 Report from brother @ Lookout Rock Lat 39.50.15 N Long 121.6.89 W near Bucks lake. Many blow downs in the Feather River canyon to Bucks Lake region. Makes going slow. Also trail disappears at times in the snow.

They haven’t passed anyone on the trail since starting at Sierra City. (Wonder why). Good cell reception at Lookout Rock, Feather River and Pilot Peak (Verizon) for those who are interested.

June 21, 2011

6-21-11 From Sierra Buttes (Sardine Lake area) to Mt Etna approx 25+ miles. Brother reports they have been hiking in snow since 18th in the afternoon. Very slow going. Trail very hard to follow. Thank goodness for GPS. Camped in snow last night. Finally hit dirt in the area of Mt Etna and they head down from the 7000 ft level now.