[pct-l] Powerhouse Fire Closure
tumstead96 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 11:28:56 CST 2015
I see what you are saying about going up Shake Canyon. A bit more then a
mile of old trail and cross country will not be bad and it would be shorter
then taking 7N23 until it hits the PCT. So Shake Canyon will be the way I
On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 11:01 PM, Dan McKean <danlmarmot at gmail.com> wrote:
> Actually I looked at the topo and USFS maps and I misspoke. (The topo map
> is available at the USGS website, or you can download it directly at
> 7N23 isn't the same as Shake Canyon, it is west of Shake Canyon, and it
> does cross the PCT.
> Road 7N34 leading into Shake Canyon is about 1000 yards before 7N23,
> street address is roughly 21025 Pine Canyon Road, and there is a good view
> of that trail leaving the road on Google Street view. I have not idea
> what the trail condition in Shake Canyon is like, but It's a mile as the
> crow flies from the road to the PCT, and 700' elevation gain.
> So for me I'm planning on maybe 11 to 12 miles of road hiking, getting off
> the PCT at 41291 San Francisquito Canyon Road (mile 478), then getting back
> on at 21025 Pine Canyon Road and walking up Shake Canyon past Upper Shake
> Canyon campground at rejoining at mile 494. You could hike further on
> the PCT past SF Canyon Road, but you can't exit without turning
> around--it's a cul-de-sac.
> Thank you, Ravens for finding this. I was not thrilled about doing a
> straight-across-the-Antelope-Valley walk down a long road.
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 6:12 PM, Dan McKean <danlmarmot at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From what I can see, it's mile 481 (or waypoint RD0481) to to roughly
>> mile 491.8. It does look like 7N23 (also called the Shake Canyon Trail)
>> heads up from Pine Canyon Rd/Elizabeth Lake Road, and intersects the PCT in
>> the area previously closed.
>> http://articles.latimes.com/2001/jul/15/travel/tr-22545 has a short
>> writeup on that trail.
>> On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 5:33 PM, Gail Van Velzer <vanvelzer at charter.net>
>>> This doesn't mean a whole lot to me. Can anyone interpet it as to what
>>> mile markers we are talking about. We hope to pick up our PCT trip in a
>>> few weeks from North Fork to Tehachapi.
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tim Umstead" <tumstead96 at gmail.com>
>>> To: "PCT-L" <pct-l at backcountry.net>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:40 PM
>>> Subject: [pct-l] Powerhouse Fire Closure
>>> I was doing some resource on the Powerhouse Fire and I found the latests
>>>> Forest Service closure notice.
>>>> What I found interesting is that they have made the closure smaller and
>>>> looks as if you can get back on the PCT from the dirt road Forest Rte
>>>> 7N23. IF this is true it would cut almost 8 miles off of the road walk.
>>>> Can others check me on this?
>>>> The Ravens
>>>> PCT '96, '15
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