Today the Pacific Crest Trail entered the burn area of the 2009 Station Fire, one of the worst wildfires in recent California history.
At times this made for some difficult hiking. Even though the trail has been cleared of fallen trees, more continue to fall across the trail creating obstacles that hikers have to climb over.
A plant called poodle-dog bush grows in the burn area that causes skin irritation similar to poison oak, so we try not to touch the plant. For the most part the poodle-dog bush was avoidable today.
The burn area will continue tomorrow too.
Photo: Deb climbs over a burned tree blocking the trail.
Trail Date: Wednesday, May 7th
Mileage: 18.1 miles
One reply on “Day 35: Near Camp Glenwood to Mill Creek Fire Station”
I’m here in Northern CA enjoying your posts. Thanks for sharing. I’m an intermediate hiker but have never backpacked. I want to try a beginner’s overnight trip and do a stretch of PCT in Tahoe, maybe 20-30 miles.