Snow

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

Navigating snowy sections of the PCT

This article by Mike Zawaski originally appeared in the Winter 2013 edition of the PCT Communicator magazine. It has been edited again, and we are republishing it because we think the information is relevant to today’s conditions in the PCT high country. Please be safe out there.

If it has ... Read more

Take warning of avalanche danger on the PCT

Carolyn “Ravensong” Burkhart, thru-hiker and Mazama trail angel, shares this important warning about avalanche danger and late season travel. PCTA Trail Information Specialist Jack Haskel contributed to the essay. We will be publishing an article by Mike Zaweski, author of SNOW TRAVEL: Skills For Climbing, Hiking, And Moving Over Snow... Read more

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton