The route from Devil’s Slide Trail to San Jacinto Peak via the Wellman and Peak trails was largely clear of snow and ice this morning. Continue on the Big Slide trail, which will drop down to Juliet Brook and then climb upwards for half a mile, at which point it will begin switchbacking up a steeper pitch. Spikes remain strongly recommended in most areas above about 7000′ elevation for at least the next week or so as consolidated snow undergoes freeze-thaw cycles, creating dangerous icy conditions. Waterproof boots are definitely a good idea. An informal use trail to Laws is much more direct and avoids all of the challenging bush-whacking of the unmaintained trails (some local hikers have dubbed it the “King Trail”). Especially those of us living in Idyllwild-Pine Cove been very fortunate to have predominantly SW winds, and everyone has been helped by having relatively weak winds. The next two crossings are the same creek, but for obvious reasons it is best to fill up at the highest of the three crossings. Most hikers may find spikes useful, depending upon your comfort level on ice and compacted snow, especially for descending some sections. [The next update to the Trail Report is scheduled for Thursday 1st October, when the Forest and Park closures will either be lifted or extended.]. At mid elevations on the western slope it also snowed briefly overnight and again this morning. For further information contact the State Park or Forest Service as indicated on their websites. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until March. Due to continuing severe fire risk, all wilderness and dispersed camping remains prohibited in both the Mount San Jacinto State Park and the San Jacinto Ranger District of the San Bernardino National Forest, as does all stove use. Where icy snow remains, most major trails have now been well traveled and have reliable, compacted tracks to follow. It is not clear at this time when the Forest will reopen, the situation is being reevaluated daily (although the initial closure order is for one week until 14th September). We started this morning and on Monday before first light in an air temperature ten degrees above average, and descended to Idyllwild late morning in a temperature more than 20 degrees above seasonal. With a shift from easterly to westerly winds, air quality today was the best in and around the San Jacinto mountains since mid August. A video report (available here) can be useful for deciding whether to hike around the rockslide or take an alternate route. Shooting Star Spring (below Little Round Valley but above the North Fork of the San Jacinto River crossing) is flowing gently. Snow is nearly continuous from there to the Fuller Ridge Trail junction. Air quality on the mountain has varied from day-to-day, but in general has been poor. There are reasonable tracks to follow. Data show the three months July- September 2020 were the hottest in Idyllwild history, and that Idyllwild’s ten hottest summers have all occurred since 2002. By 0930 the fire seemed to be petering out on Blaisdell in part because it is so rocky with relatively little fuel. Other parts of the San Bernardino NF, as well as other national forests in Southern California, are included in this closure (see USFS closure notice here). The entire isthmus (between Snow Creek East Fork and Falls Creek) burned overnight to its narrowest point at about 4200ft elevation. Useful if hikers are descending the Spitler Peak Trail. Full details will be available shortly.]. This unprecedented step is being taken due to exceptional fire risk. Miles 191-206). WEATHER The first week of November has seen temperatures far above seasonal averages. There is no significant precipitation in the forecast. Significant snowfall is now expected above 5000′ elevation on both Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th. Marion Mountain Trail is functionally clear of ice, however a couple of tiny patches remain. The Trail on the north side of Red Tahquitz (Miles 175-177) remains 50% snow-covered, and spikes can be useful. South Ridge Trail is clear and spikes are no longer required all the way to Tahquitz Peak. PCT Mile 181.8 (9070′): 8″, Saddle Junction/approx. Viewed from above, the western flank (in the vicinity of the PCT) appears to be completely extinguished. No new snow depth data are given here, as almost all measurements average 1-2″ at most. The Pacific Crest Trail at the northern end of the Desert Divide (PCT Miles 172-177) had 43 treefall hazards and three minor landslide hazards (in addition to the major rockslide at Mile 172.5) during my survey on 27th November. Recent surveys have also included the PCT from Mile 168 (Spitler Peak Trail) to 192 (Black Mountain Road) and almost all side trails to that section. The Forest Service closure of Dark Canyon Road will continue into 2021, so there is currently no vehicular access to Seven Pines trailhead. There has been no visible sign of smoke or smoldering for the past few days, and containment percentage increases every day. The greatly reduced hours and capacity of the Tram will result in very light hiker traffic to the highest peaks via the Peak Trail, and limited traffic on the Long and Round Valley trails. Air quality has not yet returned to normal, but in the past week has been the best in the San Jacinto mountains since mid August. A big fire front made a significant run up the West Fork drainage below the PCT, up to near 5000ft elevation, between 0830-0930. Both are so heavily overgrown I advise hikers do not attempt to follow them. Trails below about 8000′ are now almost completely snow-free, with most areas at higher elevations also clearing very rapidly. Trams are operating at greatly reduced capacity, reduced times, and on limited days; see the Tramway website for details. At the base of the mountain is the quaint town of Mount Shasta, and this is surrounded by various national forests. Indeed all fire lookouts in the San Bernardino National Forest are currently closed, apparently for the protection of the volunteers who operate them and due to scarce resource availability in the event of any emergency. Rose the best place to ski, board, apres and play all winter long. Very cautious navigation is recommended for those unfamiliar with this trail. Apparently, “the closure will be reevaluated daily”. It’s like a long moderate trail..... it never lets you rest but it doesn’t torture you to death. On a minor personal note, on Sunday 11th October, far off trail on the north face of San Jacinto Peak, I passed one million feet of elevation gain for 2020, achieved entirely within the San Jacinto mountains. There is minor smoldering and smoking low down in the Falls Creek drainage. No wilderness camping (including anywhere along the PCT) or camping at yellow post sites (such as those along Black Mountain Road and South Ridge Road) is permitted. The past month was likely the hottest August in recorded Idyllwild history (pending final National Weather Service data). Many experienced hikers have reported getting lost in this area since summer 2019. All trails are open, except for the Pacific Crest Trail between Black Mountain Road and Snow Creek (Miles 191-206, closed due to the Snow Fire). The creek in Little Round Valley is flowing, although at less than half the volume compared to this time last year. The warmest spell, with temperatures well above average, is currently forecast for 19th-22nd December. I'm glad I took that route because the western face is much steeper than the eastern face. Glendora Mountain Road, or more commonly know as GMR by locals is a great escape from the grind of every day living. Devil’s Slide and lower Deer Springs trails). The significance of this is that there are currently no tracks on Willow Creek Trail, to Chinquapin Flat or Tahquitz Peak, or around the meadows. Fuller Ridge Trail has cleared completely on sun-exposed slopes, but sections of icy snow remain in places. Nevertheless, cautious navigation is still advised. This unprecedented step has been taken due to exceptional fire risk. These icy slopes are treacherous. [UPDATED 11th December 2020: The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway will close again from 12th December for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus crisis.]. In addition to the fire movement at its east end towards the Windy Point area (NW of Palm Springs), the main area of concern will be any movement westward up the West Fork drainage. There is still no broken trail up from Round Valley to Wellman Divide. When u see the incline will know why. Spikes are very useful, especially for descending, as snow is icy and compacted. Encouraging news. Devil’s Slide Trail is basically clear of snow. I have continued to hike every single day this year, including several ascents weekly to the highest peaks of the San Jacinto mountains by diverse routes. South Ridge Road was partially graded in the first week of September, and is now readily passable. Wilderness camping will remain prohibited. The next crossing, at 1.1 miles down, is Spitler Creek and is the best source of water (currently flowing). At San Jacinto Peak (10,810ft/3295m) on Monday 14th December 2020 at 0925 the air temperature was 23.7°F (-5°C), with a windchill temperature of 3.4°F (-16°C), 15% relative humidity, and a wild WNW wind sustained at 16 mph gusting to 36.3 mph. Given the enormous challenges with almost all the other fires in the state at this time, we are extremely fortunate that the Snow Fire was not ultimately many times larger, or more destructive. Ernie Maxwell Trail is almost clear of snow, with a few icy patches remaining on the upper end near Humber Park. Snowshoed from the parking lot and back. Snow on trails largely persists in traditional areas that are colder and/or less sun-exposed, such as the north face of Tahquitz Peak, in Little Round Valley, on Deer Springs Trail between Marion Mountain and Fuller Ridge trails, either side of Annie’s Junction, at around 10,000′ on the Peak Trail, between Round Valley and Wellman Divide, and around the summit boulders of San Jacinto Peak. Indeed this trail has been hiked very little since November 2018, initially due to snowfall, then the road closure from February 2019. The trail is hard and icy and spikes are very useful for descending. Trams are operating at greatly reduced capacity, reduced times, and limited days; see the Tramway website for details. If you have found this Report useful, please consider visiting the Donate page. The principal formal trail impacted was the PCT. Spikes can be useful in patches, especially for descending. PCT Mile 181.8 (9070′): 2.5″ (by 1215), Saddle Junction/approx. WEATHER For the remainder of ths week, every day is forecast to be progressively warmer. Fuller Ridge Trail has cleared completely on sun-exposed slopes, but extensive sections of icy snow remain in several sections. The cause was apparently a vehicle problem on Snow Creek Road that led to a vegetation fire. the steeper 2.6 mile back to the parking lot is very rocky can be harder on the knees on the way down but if you want a little more of a challenge take the way to the top first, to me i found the trail to be more on the easy side going counter clockwise there is a nice open at the top where we spent an hour for lunch but you'll be looking through the trees at the view. The creek in Little Round Valley is flowing weakly, and it dries up just below the mouth of the valley. All developed campgrounds are now also closed (either seasonally, or due to the coronavirus crisis). Go around the next turn and you will see the trailhead parking area for Slide Mountain. This past weekend was the best air quality this month, but it has subsequently deteriorated again somewhat in the past couple of days (but remains better now than earlier in September). While all labor and time is volunteered, this Report completely depends on small private donations to cover costs. Great road for a scenic car drive or even better yet a motorcycle ride. On Devil’s Slide Trail, Middle Spring continues to trickle gently. This followed an exceptionally hot and dry August, the hottest ever recorded for California. Temperatures in the high country will remain above average (i.e. At the Peak on Sunday 1st November 2020, at 0735 the air temperature was 45.4°F (7°C), with a windchill of 40.7°F (5°C), 26% relative humidity, and a light SSW wind sustained at 4 mph gusting to 7.2 mph. Both are so heavily overgrown I advise hikers do not attempt to follow them. WEATHER Temperatures at all elevations are forecast to be at or slightly above seasonal averages into late December. All camping remains prohibited forestwide, meaning wilderness camping (including along the PCT) or camping at yellow post sites (such as those along Black Mountain Road and South Ridge Road) is not permitted. we took the longer 3.6 mile way to the top which i would believe the made the trail more enjoyable. Ash was flying around San Jacinto Peak yesterday morning, having blown up the north face from the Snow Fire scar 6000 feet below. In an especially challenging year, and with a busy winter already underway, every contrib, If you have found this Report useful, please conside, Trail and weather update 7th December 2020, While all labor and time is volunteered, this Report completely depends on small private donations to cover its direct costs. An informal use trail to Laws is much more direct and avoids all of the challenging bush-whacking of the unmaintained trails (some local hikers have dubbed it the “King Trail”). Take Exit 19 off I-87 and follow 28 west for 31 miles before making a left onto State Road 47 near the town of Big Indian. there is a spot filled (which i believe to be) Betula Ermanii Trees. Devil’s Slide, Ernie Maxwell, and lower Deer Springs trails). With temperatures in the high country near or below freezing, and the sun at its lowest potency of the year, melting of ice has slowed and hence overall trail conditions have not significantly changed in recent days. The warmest temperature I have ever recorded at San Jacinto Peak was on Wednesday 19th August 2020, when at 0745 the air temperature was 62.3°F (17°C), with no measurable windchill, 42% relative humidity, and calm, extremely hazy conditions. Temperatures are forecast to fall rapidly to well below seasonal average for several days. The National Weather Service has issued an excellent video discussion of the record-breaking heatwave expected over the Labor Day weekend. No fee to park here. Directions from Ulster County, NY: Located in the northwestern corner of Ulster County, The Slide Mountain Wilderness Area encompasses the towns of Shandaken, Denning and Olive. This morning, winds had shifted (and strengthened) to the south-east, clearing out the upper elevation smoke, but raising the lower level smoke to nearly 12,000′ around the San Jacinto mountains. Be advised that it is an indistinct use trail, becoming less obvious as it nears Laws (by which time Willow Creek is close by on your left hand side, so navigation is not a challenge). Air quality on the mountain has varied from day-to-day, but in general has been poor. There are 25 treefall hazards on the trail, almost all in the upper State Park section of trail, based on multiple June 2020 surveys. Tahquitz Creek is flowing well at the northern end of Little Tahquitz Meadow. Our speedy ascent on Monday 16th from Humber Park to San Jacinto Peak required no spikes on a well-consolidated trail, although spikes were very helpful for most of the descent on somewhat patchy, compacted, icy snow. Melting will continue to be very fast this week. Temperatures well above seasonal are forecast to return for the last couple of days of September into the first few days of October (as discussed in the latest briefing from NWS San Diego). I will definitely be coming back to hike this when the autumn leaves are present! These are the sources for Willow Creek, which is flowing well where it crosses the Willow Creek Trail. For links and details regarding hiking permits, camping restrictions, ranger station access, and the Tramway reopening, please see the previous Report. South Ridge Road (open) is clear of ice. is a very popular hike. Trail and weather update 22nd December 2020. Black Mountain Road reopened on 20th June, having been graded through to the Fuller Ridge campground. PCT Miles 198-206) although damage to the trail is limited due to the gentle gradient on this section and the relatively short, light chaparral in this area. WEATHER Other than a brief interlude around last weekend, temperatures have been well above seasonal for the month of October so far. As public trails into the Park largely pass through Forest Service land, the Park is functionally inaccessible. Annie’s Junction/approx. If you have found this Report useful, please consid, Weather and trail update 27th October 2020, Weather, water, and trail update 22nd October 2020, Trail and weather update 15th October 2020, Forest and fire update 24th September 2020, Forest closure extended 14th September 2020, Weather and water update 3rd September 2020. [UPDATE 6th October: The Forest will reportedly reopen on Friday 9th October for day use. WEATHER After temperatures well above seasonal for the first week of October, cooler autumnal weather finally arrived on 7th October. Notices posted at trailheads such as Humber Park and Ernie Maxwell Trail were amended by hand on 22nd to simply say “extended, see website for details”. Contact person for this web site: sunnyfortuna@gmail.com more cams. The next crossing, at 1.1 miles down, is Spitler Creek and is the best source of water (currently flowing). The little creek at Strawberry Cienega (PCT mile 183.0) is dry. The storm today produced at least 3-4 inches of snow at all elevations above about 6000′ (it was still actively snowing at most of the locations where I recorded depths this afternoon, so depths will likely increase). Icy snow cover averages 30% in Little Round Valley. With up to four air tankers in the air, including a DC-10 type, there were multiple retardant drops roughly perpendicular to the PCT at or above about 5000ft. Snowshoes remain useful for off trail travel only in the high country above about 9000‘, potentially lower on colder slopes. Hiking permits are available at the Idyllwild and Long Valley ranger stations. Currently spikes are strongly recommended. Content is subject to change without notice. Remarkably, 27 of the 30 days recorded average temperatures above the historic average for the month. PCT Mile 177). At the Peak on Friday 13th November 2020 at 0835 the air temperature was 34.4°F (1°C), with a windchill temperature of 23.4°F (-5°C), 36% relative humidity, and a moderate NW wind sustained at 7 mph gusting to 12.5 mph. The Pacific Crest Trail at the northern end of the Desert Divide (PCT Miles 172-177) had 43 treefall hazards and three minor landslide hazards (in addition to the major rockslide at Mile 172.5) during my survey on 27th November. About eight miles were burned (approx. That acreage is roughly what I saw visibly burned this morning, as described below, suggesting that while the level of formal containment may be low, the fire has not changed dramatically in the past few hours and is not burning out-of-control. into temperatures far below seasonal for the first week of November. Devil’s Slide Trail has a well-traveled track to follow. See their website for details. At the Peak on Friday 18th December 2020 at 0850 the air temperature was 17.3°F (-7°C), with a windchill temperature of -3.7°F (-20°C), 62% relative humidity, and a bitter NNE wind sustained at 15 mph gusting to 22.2 mph. Permits are required for hiking and camping in Mount San Jacinto State Park, see their website for details. While all labor and time is volunteered, this Report completely depends on small private donations to cover its direct costs. The Forest Service closure of Dark Canyon Road continues, and there is no vehicular access to Seven Pines trailhead. Status update for Tue, Dec 22. For details regarding hiking permits, camping restrictions, ranger station access, and the Tramway, please see this previous Report, or contact the State Park or Forest Service as indicated on their websites. Please stay safe everyone. – late this morning, which gives a feel for conditions around the high peaks. The fire crossed the PCT in that area at about 0900. most hikers will find spikes are useful, depending upon your comfort level on ice and compacted snow, especially for descending in some sections. PCT Miles 173-175), PCT between Strawberry Cienega and Deer Springs camp (Miles 182-185), Fuller Ridge Trail near its northern end (PCT Miles 189.1-190.2), Spitler Peak, Cedar Spring, and Apache Spring trails. WEATHER Although temperatures cooled somewhat earlier this week, they have climbed again to well above seasonal. Trail Conditions: Because trail conditions depend so much on the weather, it is useful to get an idea of what the trails may be like before heading out. At the Peak on Monday 19th October 2020, at 0825 the air temperature was 50.6°F (10°C), with a windchill of 46.8°F (8°C), 22% relative humidity, and a steady NW wind sustained at 4 mph gusting to 9.1 mph. As public trails into the Park largely pass through Forest Service land, the Park is functionally inaccessible. The U.S. Forest Service ranger station in Idyllwild remains closed due to the coronavirus crisis. The Pacific Crest Trail remains open at the rockslide just north of Antsell Rock (Mile 172.5). Snow depths are currently ideal for snowshoeing in the high country above about 8000‘, potentially lower on less traveled trails. Directions to Slide Mountain Trailhead: Most trails below 8000′ are already largely clear, and at higher elevations snow is very patchy, especially on sun-exposed slopes. Very cautious navigation is recommended for those unfamiliar with this trail. In addition to the forest and trails, this closure includes all campgrounds, picnic sites, trailheads, and forest roads. Reliable tracks are currently in place only for Devil’s Slide Trail through to San Jacinto Peak via Wellman Divide, and for the Ernie Maxwell Trail. USFS day use permits are required for the San Jacinto wilderness, and should be available at the kiosk outside the ranger station. The small creek in Tahquitz Valley dried up in early August. Notices posted at trailheads such as Humber Park and Ernie Maxwell Trail were amended by hand on 22nd September to simply say “extended, see website for details”. Although we are currently in the midst of yet another unseasonably warm spell, a dramatic change in the weather is forecast starting Friday 6th. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which closed 13th March due to the coronavirus crisis, partially reopened on 9th October. Poop off trail and bury it. My snowshoe track to San Jacinto Peak via the Wellman and Peak trails will be far more consolidated by the 17 people we passed during our descent today. If you have found this Report useful, please consider visiting the Donate page. A closure order expected for the burn scar means that the Trail will remain closed between Snow Creek and Black Mountain Road (approx. The U.S. Forest Service ranger station in Idyllwild remains closed due to the coronavirus crisis. Before anyone asks, the hard part about hiking/running over a million feet of elevation gain in a year? A major new treefall hazard just past the second switchback is readily passable for hikers and has been reported to USFS. At other times, this area is completely dry. The Pacific Crest Trail above Snow Creek (approx. They are especially useful for descending trails when they become icy and compacted (e.g. Ephemeral creeks, such as those along Marion Mountain Trail, and Stone Creek and its tributaries on Deer Springs Trail, are all dry. A short jog up a 4,000 foot peak in the Catskills and another on your NE 111er list. PCT mile 185.6) is flowing gently. [UPDATED 8th November 2020: In Idyllwild and the high country it continued snowing yesterday afternoon. There continues to be no significant precipitation in the forecast. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Three people put in a (very ugly looking) posthole trail up Marion Mountain and Deer Springs trails to the Peak yesterday.]. We’ll be back! From 28 head west make left on state road 47 which is located in the town of Big Indian. Both the northern and southern springs at Wellman’s Cienega are flowing steadily. WEATHER Temperatures at all elevations are forecast to remain several degrees above seasonal for the first week of December. Most hikers will not need spikes on the handful of tiny icy snow patches that remain near Saddle Junction. Big Slide Yard Mountain Loop Trail is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Keene Valley, New York that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. there are several places of the trail where you can also get a nice view so look for these spots. Thereafter snow cover averages 50% depending on exposure, but it is 100% in Little Round Valley. These posts have been tagged with Big Slide Mountain NY, or … Snow depths measured Monday are listed at the foot of this posting. Another recent video from NWS San Diego is informative, including the latest projection for the winter overall (spoiler alert: not good news). Details of the Forest Service reopening are available here. 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