[pct-l] Any southbounders out in this flooding?
marianharmon at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 01:05:31 CDT 2015
Yes, parts of the trail are gone for sure... not sure how much, though.
It's being cleaned up still and from what a friend told me there is a lot
of heavy equipment driving on top of where the trail used to be and some
areas are still being excavated. As soon as it opens up, I'm going to head
up there and get photos. I have to go to Tehachapi tomorrow and will be
taking some of the open back roads... but I have no idea how far I'll be
able to get. Something to consider here is that this section of the PCT is
(or was) an easement on private land.
On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 7:17 PM, Rob Langsdorf <sdscpcts at yahoo.com> wrote:
> This video shows that the major flood hit the levee at MP 568 and was too
> much for the culvert to handle. The mud built up in the culvert and the
> water and mud flowed down the westbound lanes. The video shows the scene
> from the air.
> *From:* Marian Harmon <marianharmon at gmail.com>
> *To:* PCT-L <pct-l at backcountry.net>
> *Sent:* Saturday, October 17, 2015 4:52 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [pct-l] Any southbounders out in this flooding?
> Here's a video that was just published by a local photographer... pretty
> much confirming what I was told -- there are a few sections that are washed
> out. This is that section that parallels the highway on private land
> between those two fences. https://youtu.be/CgX482ShUCg
> On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 6:54 PM, Marian Harmon <marianharmon at gmail.com>
> > 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
> > the PCT have been impacted by the flash flood where about 200 vehicles
> > buried by the flow. The embankment that came down came from the north
> > of the road where the trail crosses. This links shows an overhead view
> > 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
> > 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,
> >> nearly 200 vehicles still stuck in the mud.
> >> Thats where the PCT crosses 58, hopefully, nobody was trying to make
> >> descent down to Tehachapi Pass when the storm hit.
> >> --
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