Trail is clear and free of snow all the way to the lookout. 1 small tree across trail approximately 1.5 miles up from trailhead. 6/2/15
Trail is clear. 5/25/15 per 223.
Trail is clear. 5/25/15 per 223.
Trail is clear of trees and snow. Very brushy in spots, trail is still easy to follow. 7/11/15 per 224 Cornett.
WATER HAZARDS: There are five fords of Camas Creek, beginning at the Arrow Lake Campground and ending at the Camas Lake Campground. Knee deep or less. 7/11/15 per 224 Cornett.
Sections of trail are extremely rugged and overgrown with vegetation. Trail follows west shore of Arrow Lake, where it sometimes disappears into shallow lake water - water shoe/ sandal recommended. At head of Arrow Lake, look north/ left, for a yellow marker on tree that marks trail heading north up the drainage to Camas Lake. Trail is very brushy in spots. 7/11/15 per 224 Cornett.
Mineral Creek Suspension Bridge: Installed 5/26/15 per 256
Initial clearing scheduled for: 8/14/2015
Safety handline cable at Rimrock (first 1/2 mile of trail)installation scheduled for: Installed
Initial clearing scheduled for: Cleared 6/11/15 per 256
Initial clearing scheduled for: by 7/31/2015 per 256
2015 SNOW HAZARD: Even after blasting, the trail will still involve crossing snow that will deform over time into an uneven surface as it melts. This means the tread on Ahern Drift (approx. 3.5 miles from Granite Park) may become hardened and packed ice with a steep angle tread thus crampons, an ice axe, and the knowledge and skills necessary to use this equipment safely is recommended.
Additional snow hazards: Cattle Queen Drift (approx. 6.5 miles from Granite Park)is a low angle drift which can be up to 120 ft across. It will melt out from underneath creating a thin snow bridge that is probably not visible to hikers. This drift thus becomes a hazard in June and should be approached with caution from late June-into August. There is an alternate route below the drift that involves crossing Cattle Queen Creek about 130' below the trail. 5/15/15 per 256
2015 STOCK ADVISORY: The Ahern Drift section (3.5 miles north of Granite Park) is NOT recommended for single horses nor for mule strings carrying loads due to a retaining wall collapse near the drift which has narrowed the trail to 3' wide. There are additional sections of trail between Ahern and Fifty Mtn. that were damaged from a June/2013 storm that make the trail very difficult for stock traffic. Repairs will be complicated and have not yet been scheduled. 5/15/15 per 256.
Trail is clear. 7/9/15 per 223.
Lincoln Creek Cable Bridge installation scheduled for: Installed 5/14/15 per 256
1. Apgar Flats Horse Loops: Cleared 4/30/15 per 256
2. Apgar Mountain Horse Loops: Cleared 5/11/15 per 256
3. Ox-Bow Trail: Cleared 4/30/15 per 256
4. Johns Lake Loop Trails: Cleared 5/5/15 per 256
5. Johns Lake to Avalanche CG: Cleared 5/5/15 per 256
6. Trail of the Cedars: Cleared 4/24/15 per 256
STOCK ADVISORY: not recommended. 5/1/15 per 256.
Lincoln Creek Suspension Bridge Installation: Installed 5/14/15 per 256
Trail is clear of trees and snow. 6/1/15 per 223.
Trail clear of snow and trees. 7/23/15 per 223.
Initial clearing scheduled for: Cleared 7/10/15 per 256
Two seasonal bridges and safety handline at headwall of Comeau Pass scheduled installation: Installed 7/11/15 per 256
TRAIL CLOSED DUE TO REYNOLDS CREEK FIRE 7/23/2015
Trail clear of trees and snow. 7/20/15 per 224-King.
Lake Ellen Wilson seasonal stock hitch rail installed 6/26/15 per 223
TRAIL CLOSED DUE TO REYNOLDS CREEK FIRE
TRAIL OPEN TO GUNSIGHT PASS, TRAVEL BEYOND GUNSIGHT IS PROHIBITED 7/25/2015
Trail is 100% snow covered for first 1/4 mile, afterwards trail is clear and free of snow all the way to the lookout. One snow drift remains 1/2 mile up trail. 6/8/15 per 224-King
Trail is clear. 7/15/15 per 223.
10 or so downed trees. Stock not advised. Advisory: Trail is waterless after the first 1/2 mile for the next 4 miles to Trout Lake. 7/11/15 per 224 Cornett.