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Backpack - Indian Heaven

Due too new East Crater Fire long the PCT we evacuated out of Indian Heaven Wilderness Sunday morning.

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • Red Marker
    46.034156, -121.779327
    46.034156 -121.7793273
  • Red Marker
    46.006363, -121.794863
    46.0063631385 -121.794862747

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Travis Stein
Travis Stein says:
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 8:19 AM

Our party hiked into Indian Heaven Wilderness Saturday to Junction Lake. Sunday morning as we were packing up for a day hike tour of the surrounding area we saw what I believe to be the very first smoke from the East Crater Fire south of our location within .5 miles cutting off our exit along the pct . We assessed the condition with other local campers and backpackers and made the choice to hike out by an alternate unmarked route that a group of two families came in on with approximately 30-35 people and dogs. While the alternative route was unmarked it was a well worn and direct path to our trailhead. Everyone helped each other along both in our party and other groups with humor and kindness .