[pct-l] Questions about the flooding near Highway 58 and I-5
sdscpcts at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 19 19:31:38 CDT 2015
Exactly where did the mud flow come from that covered Highway 58? Was it from Waterfall Canyon or from Sand Canyon? What impact did it have on the PCT? Was some of it washed out or buried?
Does anyone else know about damage to the PCT as a result of last Thursday's flash-floods?
From: Marian Harmon <marianharmon at gmail.com>
To: PCT-L <pct-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2015 6:54 PM
Subject: Re: [pct-l] Any southbounders out in this flooding?
I live just east of the area where the 58 is closed, about 10-15 minute
drive. I've been talking to a couple of people I know have been up there
and they said that while it's obviously not their first concern... parts of
the PCT have been impacted by the flash flood where about 200 vehicles were
buried by the flow. The embankment that came down came from the north side
of the road where the trail crosses. This links shows an overhead view and
several photos of the area a few you can clearly see the PCT in the
background, or what's left of it. The media staging location is right along
the trail at Cameron Canyon Rd. on the south side. A Sheriff friend said
that part of the trail is for sure gone and other parts of it won't be
considered safe to travel any time soon. .
On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 9:46 AM, virgil <virgil at baloney.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 15 October 2015 4:21:03 pm Brick Robbins wrote:
> > http://www.foxla.com/news/local-news/33606090-story
> > 2+ inches of rain a couple of hours
> > "Amid concerns that downpours could cause slides and flows of mud and
> > debris over slopes that wildfires have stripped of vegetation,
> > including the Powerhouse and Warm fire burn areas, flooding was
> > reported by the National Weather Service near San Francisquito Canyon
> > and Elizabeth Lake roads and a funnel cloud was spotted near Lake
> > Hughes."
> SR 58 is also closed between Tehachapi and Mojave due to mud slides, with
> nearly 200 vehicles still stuck in the mud.
> Thats where the PCT crosses 58, hopefully, nobody was trying to make that
> descent down to Tehachapi Pass when the storm hit.
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