Forest closure 3rd March 2023

San Bernardino National Forest – including the San Jacinto Ranger District – is closed until at least 16 March 2023. See closure notice link below for more details. Special thanks to Florian Boyd, great friend of the Trail Report, for bringing this to my attention (via text when I was snowshoeing at 9000 ft elevation on the PCT early this morning!).

Click to access fseprd1092464.pdf

The State Park wilderness was also closed a couple of days ago (see earlier Trail Report or State Park website). It is clear, based on information on the PCTA website closures page (linked here), that these closures will dramatically and negatively impact early season PCT hikers.

In related (but frankly much more positive) news, today I had a long but spectacular day snowshoeing to San Jacinto Peak. I hope to provide a more thorough Report tomorrow. In the meantime, a lengthy video discussion of the current situation recorded at the Peak is available here, and a brief panorama video from the Peak proper is available here.

3 thoughts on “Forest closure 3rd March 2023

  1. Hi Jon,Thanks so much for all you do :-)I’ll be driving up from the desert to work on Sunday so looking forward to seeing what you report next!Regards, Joy C-S
    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


  2. Thank you Jon, I apologize for not reaching out to you as quickly as I wish I could have regarding the our closure.

    I was extremely busy with end of the month paperwork and then I had a slip on the ice and was out at the end of last week.


    Janet DeSoto Office Technician Mt. San Jacinto State Park 951-659-2607


    1. No problem, Janet, it has been a tricky time for all of us up here. Please let me know if you get word of the closure ending. In the meantime I intend to continue patrolling. Current snow conditions are actually easier than they were a few weeks ago, as I describe in the latest Report. Many thanks, Jon.


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