Forest Service Press Release, SAN BERNARDINO, California, June 21, 2017
Forest Service Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance to help establish the cause of the Holcomb Fire which started on Monday June 19, 2017.
Anyone who may have been in or around the area of the Pacific Crest Trail near Holcomb Valley Road north of Highway 18 or the Doble Trail Camp between 6:00 pm on Saturday June 17 and 3:05 pm Monday, June 19th, please call (909) 382-2699.
National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Saturday June 17 through Wednesday June 21, and possibly longer. High temperatures in the valleys are forecasted to be in the 100s, and even at 6500 feet elevation, the forecast is for the low to mid 90s. If you plan to be on the mountain this week, carry water and a filter, know your water sources, take breaks in the shade, and know the symptoms of and remedy for heat stress.
Mill Creek Visitor Center will begin our Summer Hours starting Saturday, May 27th.
Mill Creek Summer Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays we will open from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays continue to be open from 8:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Summer Hours continue until Labor Day.
Don’t forget to get there early on Saturday or Sunday to get a chance at the remaining Walk-in Permits – Weekends are filling up fast, so be sure to plan well in advance for Day Hiking or Backpacking on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday during the Summer!
Posted on01/03/2017bycyndijohnson|Comments Off on SGWA Presents Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – March 3 2017
Tickets are still available at the Mill Creek Ranger Station, or at the door. Don’t miss this great set of films!
Join the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Redlands, at the Fox Event Center on Friday March 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm.
This year’s screenings feature the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us all.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe with stops in about 450 communities and 40 countries.
The 2016/2017 World Tour features an exhilarating and provocative collection of films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures, and exposes audiences to exciting adventures and adrenaline-packed sports.
At each screening around the world, audiences will see a selection of award-winning films and crowd favorites from the hundreds of films entered into the annual festival.
The Wilderness areas closed due to the Lake Fire will remain closed until July 2017 per the Forest Service. An exception has been made for long-distance hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail. The updated order may be found here: Closure Order. Revised Closure Map
Note that East Flats dispersed campground, and the Santa Ana River trail south of Highway 38 are no longer part of the closed area.