Trail Maintenance Issue

Broken Marker /trail delineation needed at Section D Mile 388

By: Ken Marlow
March 10th, 2015

Trail delineation and replacement of a broken marker are need in Section D near Halfmile’s Mile 388, below the summit of Mt. Williamson, in Angeles National Forest.

My wife and I lost the trail north (west)-bound over a low-visibility Thanksgiving Weekend storm weekend, finding ourselves atop Mt Williamson instead of descending on the PCT in this area.

We approached the same problem area from the opposite direction last weekend and again in an attempt to figure where we went wrong and found ourselves again on a spur trail leading to summit Williamson.

The problem area is associated with a broken fiberglass trail marker (only one-inch appearing from the ground) at a ridgetop junction. Uniquely, because there is no trail tread in this area (the PCT falls away out-of-view downslope on both sides. The hiker only sees what ‘looks’ like PCT tread, but in fact is a spur trail to the summit.

Wife and I are experienced long-distance hikers, it was surreal to find ourselves off-trail from opposite approaches on separate trips.

Ken (Class of ’82) & Debbie Marlow

Between MP 190.5 to MP 205.7

By: Linda Clark-O'Brien
January 21st, 2015

MP 196.0 Maintenance: cutting back on overgrown chaparral

MP 196.5 – MP 197.25 Hazard: Trail sliding down sideways on very steep slope with very little vegetative cover. Needs more than re-benching.

MP 200.75 Equestrian issue: 10-15 feet of trail literally gone where trail crossed over a steep watercourse rock chute – only a goat can cross it

Southern Oregon – Soda Mountain Wilderness – Pilot Rock area storm damage

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By: Justin Rohde
January 21st, 2015

Multiple trees down along the Pacific Crest Trail northeast of the Pilot Rock trail juncture. The trail is blocked by at least a half dozen trees and some areas are challenging to get around. I only went about a mile or two northeast of Pilot Rock, so I imagine there are many more trees down I did not see…

Finding Annie Springs Trail 8/24/2014

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By: cb97123
September 17th, 2014

I day hiked the “Hikers PCT” from the Rim Drive intersection (Road 1841) to Hwy 62 and the trail is spectacular. However, I found several “through hikers” wandering Mazama Campground looking for the Annie Springs Trail, based on bad information. From the parking lot between the Mazama store (showers 75 cents/4 minutes) and the Restaurant, go north (out) the campground access road and continue north on an unmarked dirt road just as the access road turns west. This dirt road turns into trail and crosses the paved Rim Dr. road just west of a bridge with a sign for the Annie Springs Trail. If you miss the unmarked dirt road, you can head north on Rim Dr. road (away from the park entrance booth) to the bridge and signed trail. Going into the campground is the wrong direction.