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Trail Report: August 21

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Trail Report: August 21

By on August 21, 2017

Happy Solar Eclipse Day! 
Did you find a great place to watch the solar eclipse today? If you’ve got photos, we’d love to see them. Tag them on Facebook or Instagram with #pctoregon and we’ll find them, or send us an email. Next week, we’ll share a bunch in the…

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Trail Report: August 14

By on August 14, 2017

UPDATE: Apparently, the Three Sisters Wilderness was a shooting gallery for lightning in last week’s thunderstorms. There are 25 new spots fires burning in the area and the PCT is now officially closed in the area! See below for more info.

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UPDATED: Where to View the Eclipse from the PCT

By on August 13, 2017

On August 21, 2017, the skies over central Oregon will go dark at 10:18 am (PST). That is when the moon will pass directly in front of the sun, creating the first full solar eclipse to occur in North America since 1979. In Oregon, the Path of Totality (see…

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Fire Officially Closes Jefferson Park for Eclipse

By on August 7, 2017

With the way the Whitewater Fire blew up last week, we can’t say we’re surprised to see this announcement come down. Now at more than 5,400 acres, and fueled by warm, dry weather, it was just a matter of time. This afternoon, Willamette National Forest gave the official word.
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Trail Report: August 7

By on August 7, 2017

Out of the Frying Pan…
First it was the snow. Then it was the bugs and blowdown. Now it’s the wildfires. Oregon’s PCT hikers are having a rough season this year. Right about now wouldn’t be a bad time for some of Oregon’s signature rain. Now with several significant stretches…

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Fires, Trail Closures Expand in Oregon

By on August 4, 2017

8/5 UPDATE: The wildfires indicated below continue to expand/develop. Check our Facebook page for the latest news and updates, or visit the InciWeb website. Our next update will be posted on Monday, 8/7. Stay safe!

This week’s extreme heat wave across the Northwest has fueled the wildfires currently burning in…

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