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Trail Name and Number Current Status Date

Andrews Creek
504

Trail cleared of down trees to Spanish Camp, junction with Boundary Trail #533

7/3/14

Bear Mountain
442

Snow free and down trees cleared from trail.

6/17/14

Beaver Lake
356

Down trees not cleared.

6/8/14

Blue Lake Trail
314

Snow patches just above trailhead, and extensive snow on the top 1/4 mile, some of it steep but hikable with care. The lake is still 80% ice covered.

7/7/14

Blue Buck Trail
314

Six trees down, stream crossing required 6/18/14

Boundary Trail Irongate to Pasayten River
533

 Snow at higher elevations. Trail mostly snowfree through Horseshoe Basin, snow in the passes and around Cathedral  and Remmel Lakes, and in Bald Mountain, Peeve Pass, Quartz Lake areas. An old bridge about 1 mile east of Peeve Pass has a broken stringer and is not safe for horses and there is not a good reroute in the area. CAUTION: Pasayten River ford will be deep until the end of July (the ford is located about 1 mile north of the old bridge site).

6/27/14

Boundary Trail Pasayten River to PCT
533

Snow at higher elevations. CAUTION: Pasayten River ford will be deep until the end of July  (the ford is located about 1 mile north of the old bridge site).

6/27/14

Burch Mountain
538

Trail mostly snow-free but not cleared of down trees.

7/10/14

Buckskin Ridge
498

Most of trail is snow-covered at higher elevations but Buckskin Lake area is snowfree. Trail not cleared of down trees.

7/10/14

Cady Pass
475

Trail snow covered.

6/18/14

Castle Pass
749

Trail snow covered at higher elevations. Trail has many, many down trees as it has not been cleared of down trees for 7 years. The trail is especially difficult to find and follow at the lower elevations, in area below Big Face Creek,.

7/3/14

Cedar Creek Trail
476

Trail cleared of down trees for 6 miles. Amount of snow in higher elevations unknown.

7/10/14

Chancellor/Canyon Creek Trail
754 CFR Trail Closures

CFR closures due to 2011 trail wash outs. Closed to stock from Boulder Creek to Mill Creek. Trail closed to hikers from Mill Creek to Cedar Crossing. Trail from Chancellor to Sky Pilot Pass not maintained, down trees block stock.

6/17/14

Chewuch
510

Trail in good condition as far as Basin Creek junction. Water crossing are easy. Down trees cleared in first 2 miles. many down trees in next 4 mile stretch. Many of the down trees are small with only 3 or 4 larger. No trail washouts. Wildflowers are beautiful. Amount of snow at higher elevations unknown.

7/3/14

Coleman Ridge
505

Amount of snow cover unknown. The trail from Ram Creek to Four Point Lake has not been cleared of down trees since the 2003 wildfire with many, many down trees accumulated on trail. The north end of the trail, from Four Point Lake to Chewuch Trail #510, will be cleared of down trees after snow melt-out.

7/3/14

Copper Glance
519

Trail snow-free. Caution, during spring snow-melt, high creek crossings are challenging. Caution, old bridge collapsed, so covered with water during spring run-off. Impassable for stock.

7/10/14

Copper Pass
426

Trail cleared of down trees to 2.9 miles. Amount of snow at higher elevations unknown,

7/3/14

Crater Creek Trail
416

Open, down trees cleared from trail.

7/10/14

Crater Mountain
746

Trail snow covered.

6/27/14

Cutthroat Creek
400

 Down trees on trail removed to lake, snow at about 1 mile before Cutthroat Pass.

7/3/14

Crystal Lake
517

Area burned over in 2003 wildfire. Trail has many, many, many trees down on trail (has not been cleared for 3 years). Impassable to stock and difficult for hikers.

7/3/14

Dean Creek Trail
456

Trail not maintained for many, many years, down trees impassable for stock and difficult for hikers.

7/10/14

Devils Ridge Trail
753

Trail snow covered. Trail not cleared of down trees.

5/27/14

Diamond Jack
514

Trail snow covered. Trail not cleared of down trees.

5/27/14

Drake Creek
502A

Open, trail cleared of down trees.

6/27/14

Driveway Butte Trail
481

Trail snow-free and down trees cleared from trail.

6/27/14

Eagle Creek
410

Trail snow-free with down trees blocking stock about 1/2 mile above junction with Oval Creek Trail

6/24/14

Eagle Lakes
416

Trail snow-free with down trees cleared from trail.

6/24/14

Early Winters Trail
522

Trail not cleared of down trees.

5/29/14

East Creek
756

Trail has many, many down trees. No bridge across Granite Creek making crossing difficult and impassable to stock. Trail mostly snow covered at higher elevations.

7/3/14

East Fork Buttermilk
420

Road to trailhead is very rutted, recommend high clearance vehicle. Trail has a wash-out about 1/2 mile in, blocking stock passage. Trail has 41, mostly small, down trees across the trail. Trail very muddy toward pass. Snow last 1/4 mile to pass. Mostly snow-free over the pass

7/10/14

East Fork Pasayten
451

Trail mostly snow-free and down trees not cleared.  

6/27/14

Easy Pass
741

Trail snow covered.

6/27/14

Falls Creek Trail
518

Snow cover unknown, trail not cleared of downfall.

7/10/14

Ferguson Lake
474A

Some patchy snow around lake with some snow-free, dry camping sites open. Trail cleared of down trees.

7/10/14

Fire Creek
561

Amount snow cover unknown. Down trees not cleared from trail since 2003 wildfire, leaving many, many trees down on trail. Impassable to stock and difficult for hikers. 

5/29/14

Foggy Dew Creek Trail Section 1
417

Trail snowfree and cleared of down trees.

7/10/14

Foggy Dew Creek Trail Section 2
417A

Trail mostly snowfree and cleared of down trees.

7/10/14

Fred's Lake Trail   474

Some patchy snow around lake with some snow-free, dry camping sites open. Trail cleared of down trees.

7/10/14

Goat Peak Trail
457

Some patchy snow on trail before look-out, people are hiking around snow patches. Wildflowers are beautiful.

7/10/14

Hidden Lakes
477

Trail cleared of down trees to Hidden Lakes

6/8/14

Holman Creek
472A

Amount of snow cover unknown.

7/10/14

Jackita Ridge
738

Amount of snow cover unknown but higher elevations still have alot of snow cover.

7/10/14

Larch Creek/Billy Goat Pass
502

Trail snow covered past Larch Pass. Down trees cleared to Larch Pass and in McCall Gulch and Dollar Watch Pass.

6/27/14

Lake Ann/Maple Pass Loop Trail
740

Caution: Some snow remaining in parking lot.  Trails mostly snow covered.

7/7/14

Lake Creek Trail
500

Trail cleared of down trees to Black Lake. Area burned over in 2003 wildfire. Down trees are cut out of the trail annually to Black Lake. Trail beyond Black Lake has many, many, many trees down on trail and has not been cleared since 2003. Impassable to stock and very difficult for hikers.

6/9/14

Leecher Look-out Trail Look-out is staffed for 2014 season.  Directions: on Highway 20 drive south from Twisp 2 miles, continue straight on Highway 153 for about 3 miles, then turn left onto county, Benson Creek Road, travel 10 miles and turn right onto road 300, drive 3 miles to locked gate, then walk an easy 1.2 miles to Leecher Look-out. 7/10/14

Libby Creek
415

Open, down trees cleared from trail. Wildflowers are very beautiful with many red Indian Paintbrush, lupines and gilas blooming. Old bridge is gone but crossing creek on logs is easy. There is still ice on Libby Lake but there is water around the edges of lake.

7/7/14

Lightning Creek
425

Clear, stream crossing required

6/18/14

Lookout Mountain Trail
412

Trail snow-free.

6/24/14

Lone Fir
535

Open.

6/24/14

Louis Lake
428

Trail cleared of down trees. Trail snow-free.

7/10/14

Martin Creek
429

Trail cleared of down trees to snow, trail snow-covered beyond Martin Lake Trail junction.

6/24/14

Middle Fork Beaver Creek
406

Clear

6/18/14

Monument Creek Trail
484

Trail snow-free 4 miles. Old bridge, at 4 miles, across Eureka Creek is washed out. The trail north of bridge site, at  Eureka Creek, has not been maintained for 30 years. This portion of non-maintained trail has many, many down trees and has areas with trail wash-outs making impassable to stock and very difficult for hikers to follow.

7/10/14

North Fork 20 Mile Trail
560

Trail mostly snow-free. Trail burned over in 2006 wildfire, trail has many down trees on it as it has not cleared for many years. 

6/24/14

North Creek
413

An avalanche has damaged the trail making it very narrow at about 3 miles with avalanche debris possibly making trail impassable to stock. Trail not cleared of down trees, trail crew scheduled to clear trail July 18th. Amount of snow covered unknown.

7/10/14

Oval Lakes
410A

Trail cleared of down trees to West Oval Lake. 5 logs on trail between Oval Pass and Middle Oval Lake and 10 large logs on trail between Middle and East Oval Lakes. 

7/10/14

Pacific Crest Trail (Bridge Creek to Stehekin)
2000

Snow on trail 1.5 miles south of Bridge Creek Trailhead.

6/27/14

Pacific Crest Trail (Hwy 20 to Harts Pass)
2000

Much of trail snow covered at higher elevations, ice axes and crampons recommended. 

7/10/14

Pacific Crest Trail (Hart’s Pass to Canada) Hikers from PCT to Canada need a Canadian entry permit, stamped and signed by a Canadian Border Services Agent. Note there is currently no legal way to enter the US from Canada on the PCT 2000

Trailheads accessible, high clearance vehicles recommended. Much of trail snow covered at higher elevations, ice axes and crampons recommended. (Trail was 80% snow covered with 1 to 5 feet of snow with drifts and fields consolidated on 6/15/14.)

 

7/10/14

Pearrygin Peak
526
Road washed out about 1 mile before trailhead, trail not maintained for 4+ years, hundreds of trees down. 6/18/14

Peepsight
525

Amount of snow cover unknown. Trail was burned over in 2003 wildfire, trail not cleared of down trees

7/10/14

Rainy Lake Trail
310

Trail 50% snow covered on 7/4/14.

7/10/14

Reynolds Creek
402

Trail snow covered.

5/9/14

Robinson Pass
478

Trail cleared of down trees. 

7/10/14

Rock Creek
473

Snow-cover unknown.

5/9/14

Scatter Creek
427

Trail cleared of down trees. Snow level about 6200 feet with some snow around lake. Trail reachable by foot but maynot be reachable with stock.

7/10/14

Slate Creek
414

Trail cleared of down trees with the exception of one log before Wilderness boundary, but trail is re-routed and passable. Patchy snow around lake.

7/10/14

South Creek Trail
401

Trail cleared of down trees.

7/10/14

Stub Creek/Deception Pass
458

Trail cleared about 2 miles.

6/24/14

Sunrise Lake
417.2

Trail snow-free.

7/9/14

Tatoosh Buttes
485

Trail cleared of down trees for 2.5 miles west of Hidden Lakes to snow.

6/18/14

Tungsten
534

Trail snow cover unknown.

7/10/14

Twisp Pass Trail
432

Trail cleared of down trees.

7/10/14

Twisp River Trail
440

Trail snow-free and down trees have  been removed from trail.

6/8/14

War Creek
408

Trail cleared of  down trees. 

7/10/14

Washington Pass Overlook Open

7/7/14

West Fork Buttermilk
411

Trail has lots of down trees blocking stock, trail becomes snow covered at 6800 feet.Trail is very boggy this year.

6/27/14

West Fork Methow Trail
480

Avalanche debris, at 1.5 miles, makes trail impassable. Trail has many, many down trees and has recieved alot of damage. 

7/10/14

West Fork Pasayten
472

Trail north of Slate Peak is snowcovered for 1 mile, impassable for stock. Trail is not cleared of down trees.

7/10/14

Whistler Cutt-off 
575

Trail from Slate Pass to Middle Fork Pasayten River joining Robinson Pass Trail 478. Snow for 1/2 mile below Slate Pass blocks stock.

7/10/14

Williams Creek
407

Patchy snow just at higher elevations, before lake and around lake. Trail not cleared of down trees, many logs in first 1.5 miles.

7/10/14

Wolf Creek Trail
527

 Trail cleared of down trees for 5.5 miles, snow-free 10.5 miles to meadows.

6/27/14