U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
For Release: February 5, 2007
BLM Reopens Pacific Crest Trail through Mission Creek
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has reopened the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from Interstate 10 north to the San Bernardino National Forest boundary after an emergency closure in July 2006 resulting from the 24,000 acre Millard Fire.
Following the fire, BLM crews inspected damaged sections of the trail and began to clear the trail by removing major hazards such as fallen trees and rocks while installing erosion control cribbing. Most of the work has been in the upper section of Mission Creek above Fork Springs
Although the PCT has been reopened in the area, Mission Creek is a rugged, remote section of the San Bernardino Mountains and natural hazards such as burned out trees, loose rocks, and washouts still remain. BLM will continue to perform maintenance on the trail as outlined in the Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation Plan. Visitors are encouraged to exercise extreme caution.
For more information contact the Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office at 760-251-4800.
California Desert District Office