Trail update with Chris Sabo


Published Nov 6, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

Wilderness trails

Recent snow blanketed the area, creating soggy conditions on various trails. Users should avoid these areas to prevent trail damage. Trails below 4,500-5,000 feet remain in fair shape; there may be an increase in use due to the upcoming holiday weekend.

Trail maintenance

Substantial woodcutting by regional volunteer clubs is nearing completion and shelters are stocked. Users are urged to use wood sparingly. Other volunteer projects will continue with tree-blowdown removal and sign maintenance.

Sno-parks

Dutchman Flat is marginally accessible to skiers but not to motorized vehicles. Other area sno-parks have patchy snow conditions and are not recommended.

Road update

McKenzie Pass Highway closed last weekend due to snow, ice and other hazardous conditions. Road 4603 to Tumalo Falls Trailhead, Road 16 to Three Creek Lake and Crescent Road 60 all remain open but will close with little to no notice if enough snow accumulates.