PCT Section Reopens
A fire-damaged section of the PCT north of Snoqualmie Pass has been reopened.
There is good news for hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)! The section of the PCT between Snoqualmie Pass and Steven Pass that has been closed since a fire damaged the trail last summer has reopened. The damage had required a lengthy reroute that we reported on in June.
Volunteers that are part of the Northwest Youth Corps spent four weeks this summer rebuilding tread and structures in the burned section south of Lemah Meadows and around Spectacle Lake. The Cle Elum Fire Crew repaired trail near Mineral Creek.
Two WTA youth crews recently finished work just north of the closed section on Escondido Ridge, so this whole stretch of trail should be in great shape for hikers as we head into Labor Day.
In addition, the trail is completed just in time for the annual parade of thru-hikers heading north to Canada. More than one hundred hikers complete the thru-hike of the PCT from Mexico to Canada each year, and most of them hike the Washington portion in September.