Southern California

Native Carpenter Bee Hive

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By: Linda Clark-O'Brien
May 23rd, 2018

About Half Mile 202. Large native Carpenter Bee hive on descent down from Fuller Ridge Trailhead closer Snow Creek faucet. Might not be good for any equestrian units. Bee hive has been there for many years. It’s on a section of trail on the side of the mountain with no where to go.

Cajon Pass to Swrthout Canyon

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By: Gary
March 13th, 2018

We hiked this recently. There is a homeless encampment now at the I-15 tunnel, just at the junction with Wagon Train Road. The trail is in good condition and the efforts of the maintenance crews is apparent. At one spot they built a small bench at a very scenic outlook. On our way back we noticed new mountain bike tracks on the trail. Those tracks led to the outlook where the bench had been destroyed to make a jump for the bikes.

Despite the recent rains, this section was waterless.

Wild Pit Bulls

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By: Don Line
January 24th, 2018

3 Pit bulls again have attacked cows in the area near the Whitewater Preserve (between mile 216 and 221). This time they killed a calf very near the preserve. Use extreme caution while day or section hiking north of Interstate 10. Report any sightings to the rangers at the Preserve.

Whitewater Preserve

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By: Don Line
November 27th, 2017

The trail south of the Whitewater Preserve was temporary closed Saturday and Sunday (November 11 & 12) near mile 217.50 due to 3 pit bulls attacking a cow ! True !! Use caution in this area for the dogs and cows. Please report anything seen to the Rangers at Whitewater or the PCTA.

stinging insect mitigation

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By: james munn
November 27th, 2017

The stinging insect problem reported at mile 202 showed evidence of being attended to by trail crew and the insects have moved on to some other location.
As of 10-31-17 no stinging insects found.