Here’s a guest post from Michael Lewis, President of Redshank Riders, the local unit of Backcountry Horsemen of California. Mike served as one of the packers assisting in removal of the rockslide at PCT mile 172.5. This article by Mike appeared in the August issue of “Tails from the Trails,” the monthly newsletter for Redshank Riders.
The boulder that has been blocking the PCT for over two years between Antsell and South Peaks at mile 172.5 has been removed. The area is still considered questionable for equestrians. See https://www.pcta.org/discover-the-trail/closures/southern-california/rock-slide-antsell-peak-south-peak/ for more info.
Here’s preliminary info on the PCT hiker who died just south of my hiker oasis earlier today: https://kesq.com/news/2021/06/16/hiker-dies-after-collapsing-during-triple-digit-heat-on-the-pacific-crest-trail-near-anza/
The northbound thru hiker season is gradually ending for 2021 here at mile 145. There are six to ten thru hikers a day passing by; soon, there will be none, until the southbounders start coming through in late September.
Good luck to the Class of 2021 as your adventure continues. To Canada!
For the first time ever, I received an entry in my hiker register via postal mail:
Chris from Brooklyn wrote the entry on the back of my little free library postcard.