[Cdt-l] [pct-l] Trail report

Jane Moody moodyjj at comcast.net
Tue Jul 7 18:58:53 CDT 2015


Sorry for the mistake. Typed in pct instead of CDT. 
Mango

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> On Jul 7, 2015, at 5:21 PM, Stephen Clark <rowriver at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Is this on the CDT or the PCT? The only reference I find to Chief Joseph Pass is on the CDT, and  Hwy 569 in Oregon, is the bypass around Eugene.  Am I looking in the wrong place???
> 
> 
>> On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 4:04 PM, Jim & Jane Moody <moodyjj at comcast.net> wrote:
>> I just finished the section from Chief Joseph Ps to Hwy 569, Lower Seymour Lake. Snow is not an issue - you'd have to go off trail to walk in some. Navigation was easy - lots of signage, cairns, well- worn paths. Used mostly bear creek maps with my gps and had no delays or backtracking. Most scenic spots were top of Rainbow Mtn and Goat Flats. Below Goat Flats a FS crew is improving the trail, using dynamite & heavy hand equipment, rappelling ropes w/ carabiners, hard hats, etc.  Some serious work. Temporary hazardous areas being created where blast debris slides down to th switchback level below - unstable footing. They have an airhorn at bottom to blast when you start up ( going south). Worst sections were burn areas north & east of Chief Joseph, with many blow downs. I passed a FS crew headed in with saws to work on clearing.
>> 
>> Obvious that a huge amount of work had and is being done to create a great trail. Thanks to all who have contributed.
>> Mango
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