Southern California

Fire Restrictions Increase in San Bernardino National Forest

Seasonal fire restrictions are increasing to prohibit campfires in the developed Pacific Crest Trail camps of San Bernardino National Forest effective June 28th, 2013. Campfires are always banned in this forest, even with a campfire permit, except in developed campgrounds with agency provided fire rings. The PCT crosses the San ... Read more

Powerhouse Fire

UPDATE: 6/14/13  2:50 pm: The Powerhouse Fire is 100% contained. Much of the PCT through the Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District portion of the Angeles National Forest remains closed.

Angeles National Forest informs us that northbound trail users should leave the PCT at  San Francisquito Canyon Road. Take San Francisquito ... Read more

Messenger Flat fire

Care is essential when dealing with fire in the backcountry.

Today’s Messenger Fire (mile 430) underscores the potential dangers associated with campfires in Southern California, even when camping in developed campgrounds with fire rings.

The National Weather Service issues red flag warnings when weather conditions make it more likely fires ... Read more

Sequoia National Forest and BLM announce fire restrictions for 2013

The Sequoia National Forest and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bakersfield Field Office announced fire restrictions effective May 1, prohibiting campfires along the Pacific Crest Trail from about 50 miles south of Walker Pass to about 15 miles north of Kennedy Meadows.

Campfires are always banned along the Southern ... Read more