PCT rock slide blasted

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PCT rock slide blasted

Postby Florian » Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:22 am

Jon King (aka SanJacJon) has a good video of the rock slide being blasted on the Desert Divide .. https://youtu.be/Zy81nDrcpcc
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Re: PCT rock slide blasted

Postby Florian » Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:06 pm

Jon's full post is here .. https://sanjacjon.com/2021/06/15/rockslide-and-water-update-15th-june-2021/
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Re: PCT rock slide blasted

Postby guest » Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:05 pm

Thanks for the link Florian, looks like they did a good job getting that boulder off the trail.
Do you know in what proximity this is to where the trail slide down from a flash flood several years back?
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Re: PCT rock slide blasted

Postby Florian » Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:08 am

Scott, i'm not familiar with the flash flood area you mentioned. The boulder is/was on the rocky section between South Peak and Antsell Rock.
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Re: PCT rock slide blasted

Postby guest » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:02 am

Hi Florian, I'm not that familiar with that area, but I believe it's the same general area, (mile 170-175, as shown on pct map). I believe it was the main cause of the walk-around folks had to take after the last Idyllwild fire, followed by a damaging flash flood that took part of the trail away.
I also wonder if this is the same general area where the thru-hikers had the fatal fall last year, (or the year before). Glad the gvmt. workers were able to get this area in better shape.
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Re: PCT rock slide blasted

Postby Florian » Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:28 am

The fatal fall last year was a bit farther south just north of Apache Peak.
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