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Skyline trail closure sign

Postby Florian » Mon Mar 11, 2024 11:15 am

Sign at junction of Skyline and Museum trail ..

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Re: Skyline trail closure sign

Postby futbol » Tue Mar 12, 2024 7:50 am

This sign looks to be permanent.

Is it?
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Re: Skyline trail closure sign

Postby Ed » Tue Mar 12, 2024 1:46 pm

You have to go to the Mt. San Jacinto State Park website and search around to decipher this.

https://www.facebook.com/mountsanjacintostatepark

The answers are about what you would expect.

>The closure is because of snow and ice conditions
>It begins at the state park boundary, at 5800'
>It is likely to last until mid-to-late spring

It is in the February 21 post.
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Re: Skyline trail closure sign

Postby Florian » Wed Mar 13, 2024 6:22 am

futbol wrote:This sign looks to be permanent.


The sign is permanent but they cover it when trail is not under closure order.
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Re: Skyline trail closure sign

Postby futbol » Wed Mar 13, 2024 8:17 am

Thanks for the clarification.
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Re: Skyline trail closure sign

Postby guest » Wed Mar 13, 2024 8:53 am

Will be interesting to see how many folks, who plan this for a year, fly from far away,rent a hotel, etc., decide to go up anyway. I doubt the state park has the resources to police this much, (although there are volunteers and park aids who may at times). Also, (like the white and orange dots along trail over the years), we'll see if this gets vandalized, (hopefully not, as it really is for peoples safety, and that of SAR's personnel too). A friend of mine, (& many) took a deadly fall on Skyline many years ago, and even one of the most experienced Skyliner took a 50 footer a month or two back, (was ok, luckily).
Would be nice if there was a way to screen & allow those with snow & ice experience on steep slopes, (although tough to come up with a system and the means to determine experience and ability to regulate it).
I'm pretty sure the same thing is happening on Baldy, as that mt has seen it's fair share of fatalities in recent years, (including an experienced friend of mine), usually related to icy falls.

I just noticed the thread titled Skyline Conditions,has close to 6k views! So there's definitely some folks who won't be too happy about this,hopefully they'll wait until it reopens, and its not too warm in the desert by then.
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Re: Skyline trail closure sign

Postby Ed » Wed Mar 13, 2024 2:41 pm

Particularly dangerous snow and ice conditions are being reported by San Jac Jon on San Jacinto and Shin on Baldy (Whitney Portal Forum, Conditions on Baldy, 3/06/24 post by Shin):

https://sanjacjon.com/

http://www.mountwhitneyforum.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=105965&page=64
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