Inyo National Forest closes segments of Rush Creek Trails; Reds Meadow Road remains closed

The U.S. Forest Service issued the following closure Thursday evening:

The Inyo National Forest, through a forest order, is closing segments of the Rush Creek Trail for public safety from June 30 through Sept. 1, 2017.

The wet winter of 2016-2017, with more than 180 percent of average annual precipitation ... Read more

A summary of PCT updates and changes for 2013

last updated 7/9/13

Here is a brief summary of changes along the Pacific Crest Trail that may effect 2013 trail users:

The Pacific Crest Trail Water Report, a crowdsourced compilation of water information for Southern California, has moved to a new site —

The Warner Springs Community Resource Center, ... Read more

Poodle-Dog Bush warning!

Photo by squamatologist

Poodle-Dog Bush, Eriodictyon parryi, is common in parts of Southern California. Touching it can cause a significant allergic reaction.

This pretty purple flowered plant has been rearing its ugly head in the San Gabriel Mountains. Reports from the PCT are that the plant is widespread and ... Read more

Poodle-Dog Bush Alternate Map

Poodle-Dog Bush Alternate Map

Update on 5-6-16: Major work has been done to remove Poodle-Dog Bush and this alternate is probably not necessary anymore.


Updated 5/13/12 with added links Updated 5/10/12 I have published a California Section D Poodle-Dog Bush alternate map based on various reports from early Pacific ... Read more