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Protecting, Preserving, Promoting the Pacific Crest Trail
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    I just finished a three day loop along the suggested Alternate Route (Pacific Crest Trail guide book)of the old Oregon Skyline Trail from Santiam Pass, starting at Santiam Lake Trail #3491. The trail was clear for the first six miles to Santiam Lake. Beyond that it is NOT MAINTAINED. Four ...

    The post Oregon Skyline Trail Alternate Route appeared first on Pacific Crest Trail Association.


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    My friend and I just did the 50 mile hike between Fisher Lake and Crater Lake. For the most part there were many places to find water. For those who are planning to refill your water at Jack Spring you won’t be able too, the spring has dried up. The ...

    The post Crater Lake to Fish Lake water sources appeared first on Pacific Crest Trail Association.


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    ODOT will be doing a road closure on US20 that will affect travel from the PCT to Albany/Corvallis, and vice versa. Travel to Bend and the trail, Salem to the trail and Eugene and the trail will not be affected.

    US20 will be closed west of the trail for all ...

    The post Oregon US 20 closure impact on PCT appeared first on Pacific Crest Trail Association.


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    A bridge on the Eagle Creek Trail alternate route is closed due to a large tree that fell during a storm last December 2015. This is the northern-most section in Oregon leading to Cascade Locks (halfmile map Oregon section G page 6 and 6A). The Eagle Creek Alternate Route is ...

    The post Eagle Creek bridge damage and trail status appeared first on Pacific Crest Trail Association.


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  • 05/13/16--11:36: Snow
  • Deep snow starts .5 miles from the CA line (1689.5) and continues for 4 miles, sometimes on steep hillsides. It is then patchy (everything from clear to deep and in between) until past Mt. Ashland (about 1710).
    Patchy, but safe, snow starts again past Hwy 66 (1733). From Hwy 140 ...

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  • 06/13/16--12:25: Heavy blow down and deadfall
  • About the first 10 miles between Klum Landing, mile 1747.9 and Dead Indian Memorial road, mile 1759.1 there are too many down trees to count and very slow going. Many bib trees have so many branches it’s hard to climb over them.
    This section would be impossible for horses. Also ...

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    Despite the recent trail closure report of the Eagle Creek alternative trail as closed due to a washed out bridge (3/31/16), the trail is now OPEN. The bridge is marked as unsafe and the small creek must be forded. The offical PCT path around to Cascade Locks is also clear ...

    The post Eagle Creek Alternative is OPEN appeared first on Pacific Crest Trail Association.


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  • 06/27/16--10:26: Oregon Section D –
  • Recently did a section of PCT from Oregon Section D to E. June 10-20, 2016
    From Miller Lake (Mile 1863) to Windigo Pass (1876) and then we followed the old Oregon Skyline Trail up until it connects back with PCT at Odell Lake (1905).

    – Expect serious slow navigation with ...

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  • 06/27/16--10:30: Trail update
  • Eagle Creek Trail is fine. Tish Creek Bridge is out on this PCT alternate but it is an easy 2 rock hop across, very low water. Much snow from 5500′ south of Ramona Falls to Timberline Lodge…have a good GPS. last, over 50 trees down and 2 glacial stream crossings ...

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    As of Thursday July 28th, 2016 a new wildfire is developing along the PCT in the vicinity of the Lightning Springs trail junction with the Pacific Crest Trail.

    As of August 2nd, all of West Rim Drive and the Rim Trail (PCT alternate on the rim, in purple below) and ...

    The post Bybee Fire TRAIL CLOSURE at Crater Lake NP appeared first on Pacific Crest Trail Association.


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    The day before the Bybee fire closed down the west rim road, I visited the lake (smoky) and day hiked from the North Rim access road to Highway 138 (North Crater Trailhead parking area). The trail is in excellent condition, evidence of recent work to clear logs is everywhere – ...

    The post Crater Lake Rim to Highway138 appeared first on Pacific Crest Trail Association.


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  • 08/24/16--13:26: Highway 62 to Highway 140
  • The trail within the National Park is in perfect condition, however there is a significant number of blown down logs across the trail in the Sky Lakes Wilderness. Many logs to go around between the park boundary and Sevenmile Trail (1802) and again between Snow Lakes Trail and Mt. McLoughlin ...

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    Recent storms have dropped significant early snow on this section. Snow line seems to be ~5300ft, so most of this section is now under snow. Some patches are only ankle deep, but a few days ago it was up to knee deep in other areas. There is enough snow to ...

    The post Early season snow has now covered section D appeared first on Pacific Crest Trail Association.


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    The upper Eagle Creek Trail and other trails are closed due to the Indian Creek Fire. The official PCT remains open.

    Resources

    Closure information
    Closure map

    ...

    The post Indian Creek Fire in Columbia River Gorge appeared first on Pacific Crest Trail Association.


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    As of last week, the initial PCT section of the Diamond Peak Loop (after cutting over from Yoran Lake) was covered in at least 6-10 feet of snow and we had to turn back before even reaching our first night to camp. Those experienced at using GPS and who have ...

    The post snow pack too deep to find trail – Deschutes National Forest appeared first on Pacific Crest Trail Association.


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    As of mid-July, Crater Lake NP staff is asking PCT hikers to avoid walking the Rim trail due to hazardous snow conditions and road construction on the West Rim Drive. PCT hikers are being asked to stay on the official PCT route west of the Rim. And please note, due ...

    The post Hazardous snow conditions on Crater Lake’s rim appeared first on Pacific Crest Trail Association.


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    The Whitewater Trail, Cheat Creek Trail, and Crag Trail are closed in Willamette National Forest due to the Whitewater Fire, which is burning west of the PCT. The official PCT is not closed but it is advised that PCT hikers do not camp in the area. Campers in the nearby ...

    The post Whitewater Trail Closed due to Whitewater Fire appeared first on Pacific Crest Trail Association.


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  • 07/27/17--17:08: Indian Creek Fire
  • The Indian Creek Fire, located in the Mt. Hood National Forest has caused a closure of the Indian Springs Campground and the Wahtum Lake Campground along the PCT. It is advised that thru hikers not set up camp in the area. Water will still be available at the Indian Springs ...

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