[pct-l] PCT Closure in Oregon

Diarmaid Harmon irishharmon at comcast.net
Sun Sep 4 09:31:55 CDT 2011

It is official the PCT has been closed from Ramona falls north. Here is the incident report. Even though it doesn't list the PCT at Ramona Falls it shares Trail 600 from Timberline North. There is no effective way around this section by trail. If you can't wait it out you will have to try and work out a ride around the closure.

Hiking Irish.

Fire Area Closure MT Hood National Forest- September 3, 2011

Incident: Dollar Lake Fire Wildfire
Released: 10 hrs. ago
ORDER NO. MH-2011-08
Fire Area Closure



Pursuant to 36 CFR, 261.50(A) and (B), and effective immediately the area depicted in Attachment A on the Mt. Hood National Forest and labeled as the Dollar Lake Fire Closure is closed to entry.

Forest Roads 13, 16, and 18, and all Forest Roads within the area closure as shown in Exhibit A. In addition, Forest Roads 2840, 3511, 3512, are closed. The following campgrounds are closed: Lost Lake, Wahtum Lake, McNeil, Riley Horse Camp, Lost Creek, Kinnikinnick, TillyJane, and Cloud Cap.

The following major trails are closed:
Pacific Crest Trail from the Rushing Water Creek crossing, north to Wahtum Lake;
Trail #600 from Gnarl Ridge Trail #652 northwest to its terminus at Ramona Falls Trail #797;
Burnt Lake Trail #772 from the Burnt Lake north trailhead, south to the wilderness boundary;
Cast Lake Trail #773 and Horseshoe Trail #774 from the trailhead in Riley campground south to the wilderness boundary;
Sandy River Trail #770 and Ramona Falls Trail #797;
Yokum Ridge #771
Mazamas Trail #625
Vista Ridge Trail #626, Elk Cove Trail #631 and Pinnacle Ridge Trail #630; and all minor trails depicted within the closure area Exhibit A.

This Forest Order is in effect until 10/15/2011 or until rescinded.

Being in or upon a closed area 36 CFR 261.52(e)
Being on a road 36 CFR 261.54(e)
Being on a trail 36 CFR 261.55 (a)

Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50 (E) the following persons are exempt from these prohibitions.

Persons with a permit specifically authorizing the prohibited act or omission.

Any Federal, State or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.

Done at Sandy, Oregon this 3rdnd day of September, 2011.

Chris Worth
Forest Supervisor
Mt. Hood National Forest

Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $300.

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