Trail Maintenance Issue

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.

Blasting closure of JMT/PCT in Lyell Canyon on September 21st

By: Dave Kari
September 17th, 2014

Trail crews will be using explosives on the PCT/JMT in Lyell Canyon on the morning of Sunday Sept 21, 2014 at approximately 11:00 AM, with Monday Sept 22, 2014 as an alternative date. This blasting will be performed as part of the rerouting of The Pacific Crest/John Muir Trail about 1/3 mile north of the Ireland Creek Jct.
There will be a travel delay for north/south traffic for up to 1 hour at this time.
For questions or concerns please contact Dave Kari 379-1293.