North Fork Sauk Trail Closed this Week
The North Fork Sauk trail is closed from Aug. 31 through Sept. 3.
The North Fork Sauk Trail (#649) will be closed from Tuesday, August 31 through Friday, September 3 for trail reconstruction. The closure will occur between the Mackinaw Shelter (5 miles up the trail) to the junction with the Pacific Crest Trail (at 9 miles).
This work is a continuation of what crews started last year on the trail when they constructed a brand new bridge over Red Creek and did reroutes around flood-prone areas. Trip Reporter "Cascade Liberation Organization" summarized the 2009 work quite well in a Trip Report on September 26, 2009.
This time crews will be blasting in the area just above the switchbacks, making it easier for hikers to reach the Pacific Crest Trail.
The PCT will remain open during this week, but hikers could expect some delays. Sounds a lot like road construction!