[pct-l] Correction: Hwy 2 above Wrightwood (HM 369) is currently closed
danlmarmot at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 19:12:02 CDT 2015
Highway 2 closures are listed on this page:
Current weather observations are here:
The ones that are most interesting are Big Pine, close to PCT mile 369 and
at the bottom of Mountain High Ski resort (elevation 6900'), and Mill Creek
(ANF) at mile 419 (elevation 5000') on the descent into Acton. Mill Creek
has had temperatures around 40 degrees and wind gusts around 35mph all day
The NWS doesn't appear to have automated weather stations up on Baden
Powell where the trail gets above 9000 feet on a north facing slope.
Subtract 10 to 15 degrees from the Big Pine weather station should give a
rough idea of temperature, and it's pretty exposed too so it's likely windy
Sandberg is also interesting, but not along the Angeles Crest; it's off to
the northwest and a few miles west of PCT mile 508, near the junction of
I-5 and 138 and Hiker Town.
On Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 10:52 AM, Eddie Gilbert <egilbert at mac.com> wrote:
> Just double checked with Mtn Harware staff. It's further west of here
> that's closed (Vincent Gap 374 to the Islip Saddle 369).
> Inspiration Point, HM 369, is open.
> Begin forwarded message:
> > From: Eddie Gilbert <egilbert at mac.com>
> > Date: April 7, 2015 at 09:47:22 PDT
> > To: "pct-l at backcountry.net" <pct-l at backcountry.net>
> > Subject: Hwy 2 above Wrightwood (HM 369) is currently closed
> > For those of us starting section D:
> > Hwy 2 above Wrightwood (HM 369) is currently closed for the
> Winter/rockslides. Per the locals here, it may open in a few weeks. Check
> with CalTrans in a few weeks for an update.
> > So if you need to head into Wrightwood, take the Acorn Trail at HM 363.4
> > Thanks PacMac for the heads-up.
> > eTrain
> > Currently waiting out the pending storm in Wrightwood.
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