I’ve just provided a 2017 update to my Trinity Alps trail conditions post. The main upshot: it looks like there will not be weekly updates of the PDF file that had been created by Jim Holmes of the Weaverville Ranger Station for many years. (Jim retired.)

Instead, you can get recorded information by calling 530-623-2121 (press 1), and you can also visit the Trinity Alps Wilderness – 30th Anniversary Celebration on Facebook. In addition, there’s a new trail and road conditions report: read it here.

Mount Hilton and the Boulder Creek Lakes drainage in the Trinity Alps. Early morning view from our campsite.

Mount Hilton and the Boulder Creek Lakes drainage in the Trinity Alps. Early morning view from our campsite.

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Western US Fire Smoke Conditions and Air Quality Info For Hikers

August 24, 2015

Want to go hiking or backpacking in your favorite wilderness, national park, or state park in the western United States, but you’re not sure of the smoke conditions and the air quality because of all those summer wildfires? This post will help. I list nearly two dozen ways you can find out what’s happening in […]

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New Editions of My Two Hiking Guidebooks

August 11, 2015

I’m very happy to announce that I’ve recently signed contracts with my publisher, The Mountaineers Books, for a fourth edition of 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California and an expansion of 75 Hikes in California’s Mount Shasta and Lassen Volcanic National Park Regions into an entirely new book. 100 Classic Hikes in Northern California, Fourth […]

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Trinity Alps Wilderness Trail Conditions

July 13, 2015

I get a lot of emails and blog comments from backpackers and day hikers asking me about the conditions of specific trails in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. I answer when I know and when I have the time, but there are over 550 miles of trails in over 500,000 acres: There’s no way I can know everything […]

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National Trails Day 2015 in Northern California

May 31, 2015

National Trails Day 2015 is this Saturday, June 6th. What Exactly Is National Trails Day? It’s a national program run by the American Hiking Society to promote awareness and improvement of trails throughout the United States. Different public, private, and nonprofit groups run a variety of events that range from trail maintenance and construction to […]

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