Olympic National Park Trail Updates - August 16th, 2010

posted Aug 17, 2010, 10:52 PM by Luke Hizer
Some updates from the Park Service:
 
Due to the Hopper Fire, the following trails are currently closed: North Fork Skokomish Trail from Nine Stream to First Divide, Home Sweet Home Trail, the Scout Lake Way Trail to St. Peter’s Gate at Mount Stone, the way trail to Hagen Lake, and the Mount Hopper Way Trail. Additional trail closures may be necessary; we will post updates as they are received. INCIWEB Link: http://inciweb.org/incident/2065/  

Cameron Pass Trail JCT GRAND PASS TRAIL TO CAMERON PASS 3.6 miles
4150 ft. to 6450 ft.

Trail is snow-free to 6000'; patchy above, ice axe recommended. Top of the pass is snow-free.

Trail is typically very brushy from junction to 5000', with many hazardous animal burrows hidden by vegetation. 

Bear canisters are required for Upper Cameron Basin.

Trail not recommended for stock due to steep grade.

8/16/10
Cameron-Lost Pass Primitive Trail CAMERON PASS TO LOST PASS 1.9 miles
6200 ft. to 6450 ft.

Trail is snow-free; 2 small down trees.

8/16/10


Long Ridge Trail JCT HUMES RANCH LOOP TRAIL (MILE 1.0) TO DODGER POINT 10.5 miles
900 ft. to 5753 ft.

Patchy snow begins at 5200'. Mostly-continuous snow remains in Dodger Basin; campsite area remains snow-covered. Dodger Point and ridgeline snow-free. 15 down trees.

The trail between Michaels Cabin/Humes Ranch to the suspension bridge is now OPEN to stock.

Last reliable water source is a spring at 4420' this year; no water at Dodger Pt. (except somewhat brackish ponds).

8/16/10

Full report is here.
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