Mt. Hood NF Closure, August 24
Incident: Waterfalls 2 Wildfire
Pacific Crest Trail and Ollallie Lake Resort Reopened to Public - The Mt Hood National Forest has lifted the closure order for hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail, and most of the Olallie Lake Scenic Area due to decreased fire threat from the Waterfalls 2 wildfire. Olallie Lake Resort and most of the campgrounds are now open. The Pacific Crest Trail is now open to through hikers, but camping in the closure area (see attached map·) is prohibited. Campgrounds that are reopened include Camp Ten, Lower Lake, Olallie Meadow, Paul Dennis, Peninsula, and Triangle Lake. Trails that are now reopened include Fish Lake Trail #717, Lodgepole Trail #706, Potato Butte Trail #719A, and Red Lake Trail #719.
Closures that remain in effect on the Mt Hood National Forest are Forest Road 4220 from Monon Lake south and west to Road 46, Breitenbush Lake and Horseshoe Lake Campgrounds, and the Gibson Lake Trail #708, Horseshoe Lake Trail #712, and Ruddy Hill Trail #714.
·Note: for map of closure area, click "map", then "Mt. Hood NF Closure 8-24-12"