With an especially challenging year in 2020, every contribution is invaluable. Currently spikes are strongly recommended. The latest video from NWS San Diego is very informative, including the latest projection for the winter (spoiler alert: bad news). The Pacific Crest Trail remains open at the rockslide just north of Antsell Rock (Mile 172.5). San Jacinto Police Department. All wilderness camping in the State Park is also prohibited. The Snow Fire was held initially at 6013 acres (see prior posting for discussion). Black Mountain Road is closed (at the gate about 1.7 miles up from Highway 243), possibly for the remainder of the year. Snow depths are currently ideal for snowshoeing everywhere above about 6000‘, potentially lower on less exposed trails that will melt slowly (e.g., the Ernie Maxwell Trail). Hikers should be prepared for temperatures below freezing in the high country, and well below freezing when considering wind chill effects (see below for recent temperatures at San Jacinto Peak today). San Jacinto County, TX Arrest Records What are San Jacinto County Arrest Statistics? The video report (available here) can be useful for deciding whether to hike around the rockslide or take an alternate route. Candy’s Creek – that flows through Skunk Cabbage Meadow and then crosses the remaining visible section of Caramba Trail near Reeds Meadow – has nearly dried up in both locations. In an especially challenging year, and a busy winter already underway, every contribution is invaluable. The creek in Little Round Valley is flowing very weakly, and it dries up at the mouth of the valley. PCT Miles 173-175), PCT between Strawberry Cienega and Deer Springs camp (Miles 182-185), Fuller Ridge Trail near its northern end (PCT Miles 189.1-190.2), Spitler Peak, Cedar Spring, and Apache Spring trails. The latest video discussion from NWS San Diego reviews the summer (spoiler alert: warmest ever), and includes medium term (December) and longer term (into February) weather projections (spoiler alert: warm and dry). No new snow depth data are given here, as almost all measurements average 1-2″ at most. Extremely cautious navigation is recommended for those who are not very familiar with hiking this trail. SNOW DEPTHS measured today are as follows. Dispersed camping remains prohibited forestwide, meaning wilderness camping (including along the PCT) or camping at yellow post sites (such as those along Black Mountain Road and South Ridge Road) is not permitted. Spikes are useful, especially for descending. It leaves the Willow Creek Trail exactly 1.0 mile from Saddle Junction (0.46 mile from the Skunk Cabbage turning), descending largely on established deer trails for 1.2 miles, roughly paralleling Willow Creek just to its south. Thereafter icy snow cover averages 10% depending on exposure, but it is 50% in Little Round Valley. Snow cover is about 70% from there to the Fuller Ridge Trail junction. The storm system was colder than forecast at lower elevations, with a dusting of snow below 4000ft in many ranges, and even down to 4800ft on Skyline Trail, a desert-facing slope. While all labor and time is volunteered, this Report depends on small private donations to cover costs. Members of the public hold the essential right to access the list in question. Extremely cautious navigation is recommended for those who are not very familiar with hiking this trail. At the Peak on Friday 13th November 2020 at 0835 the air temperature was 34.4°F (1°C), with a windchill temperature of 23.4°F (-5°C), 36% relative humidity, and a moderate NW wind sustained at 7 mph gusting to 12.5 mph. This may be accompanied by some light precipitation at mid elevations on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th October, with one or two tenths of an inch of rain possible. San Jacinto Trail Report: available for everyone, funded by readers. This is a brief update on conditions following the first snow storm of winter 2020/21. Temperatures in the high country will remain above average (i.e. Apparently, “the closure will be reevaluated daily”, although the previous three closure orders have all run through to their expiration date. The Sheriff's department's primary objective is to provide safety and security for residents throughout the community by enforcing applicable local and state laws. Devil’s Slide Trail has a well-traveled track to follow. Snow depths are currently ideal for snowshoeing in the high country above about 8000‘, potentially lower on less traveled trails. PCT Mile 179.9 (8070′): 8″. Citizens can employ the online tools to do a search for any nearby offenders. Although by late morning the prognosis for containment appeared to be somewhat positive, obviously this could change dramatically at short notice, as we have seen in so many other places in recent weeks. Devil’s Slide and lower Deer Springs trails). Consequently spikes are recommended for all trails above about 8000′ elevation, which all have some patches of ice and compacted icy snow, as described in detail below. Temperatures currently forecast to be well above seasonal next week (15th-20th) will result in rapid and extensive snowmelt at all elevations. The Trail on the north side of Red Tahquitz (Miles 175-177) remains 50% snow-covered, and spikes can be useful. The high country has been periodically above the cloud this morning. Thanks to Florian Boyd for reporting snow down to 4800ft on Skyline (below Rescue 2). Spikes are useful in those sections, especially for descending. near or above freezing) into early December, so steady snowmelt will continue. Even when not required for ascending, spikes are invariably useful for descending trails where the snow is compacted and icy. A closure order expected for the burn scar means that the Trail will remain closed between Snow Creek and Black Mountain Road (approx. Find the closest police station to your home including contact information, maps and more. Ernie Maxwell Trail is completely clear of snow. At San Jacinto Peak (3295m/10,810ft) on Tuesday 27th October 2020, at 0900 the air temperature was 24.6°F (-4°C), with a windchill of 4.1°F (-16°C), 46% relative humidity, and a bitter due North wind sustained at 20 mph gusting to 27.3 mph. At San Jacinto Peak (10,810ft/3295m) on Tuesday 1st December 2020 at 0820 the air temperature was 39.2°F (4°C), with a windchill temperature of 31.0°F (-1°C), 25% relative humidity, and a gusty NNW wind sustained at 5 mph gusting to 8.1 mph. For further information contact the State Park or Forest Service as indicated on their websites. South Ridge Road (open) is clear of ice. Mixed news. Crime Rate for San Jacinto, TX . 15 talking about this. Special thanks to Florian Boyd for on-location information on 17th. Snowshoes are strongly recommended above 8000ft.]. The vital documents in question pertain to data files about a person's essential life events. [The major new treefall hazard just past the second switchback was cut on 20th November.]. PCT Miles 198-206) although damage to the trail is limited due to the gentle gradient on this section and the relatively short, light chaparral in this area. The unprecedented Forest and Park closures, in place for 31 days, were indicative of the exceptional fire risk and the associated resource challenges. Officials dicuss county funding. The Pacific Crest Trail remains open at the rockslide just north of Antsell Rock (Mile 172.5). The USFS gate at Humber Park remains open, and the parking area was plowed on Sunday 8th. Before anyone asks, the hard part about hiking/running over a million feet of elevation gain in a year? If you have found this Report useful, please consid er visiting the Donate page. San Jacinto Peak (10810′): 4″ (was 9″ on 9th November), Wellman Divide (9700′): 1″ (was 8″ on 9th November), Annie’s Junction/approx. There is no precipitation in the forecast. Remarkably, 27 of the 30 days recorded average temperatures above the historic average for the month. The Trail on the north side of Red Tahquitz (Miles 175-177) remains 90% snow-covered, and spikes are recommended. The Pacific Crest Trail above Snow Creek (approx. Most hikers will not need spikes on the handful of tiny icy snow patches that remain near Saddle Junction. Despite temperatures above seasonal averages, hikers should nevertheless be prepared for temperatures near or below freezing in the high country, and below freezing when considering wind chill effects (see below for recent temperatures at San Jacinto Peak). The Jacinto City Police Department is made up of 27 men and women dedicated to making Jacinto City a safe place to live, work, and play. [The next update to the Trail Report is scheduled for Thursday 1st October, when the Forest and Park closures will either be lifted or extended.]. City of Beaumont - Police Dept - Records Bureau - Banning, CA. Find the full list of San Jacinto Police Departments at PoliceArrests.com. As discussed above, very cold weather is forecast starting Friday 6th, lasting into the following week. Day hiking permits are available at the Idyllwild and Long Valley ranger stations of the Mount San Jacinto State Park, which are both open. SAN JACINTO – The Mt. No new snow depth data are given here, as almost all measurements are 1-2″ at most. The creek in Little Round Valley is flowing weakly, and it dries up just below the mouth of the valley. South Ridge Trail is clear and spikes are no longer required all the way to Tahquitz Peak. My track to and from Saddle Junction to San Jacinto Peak via Wellman Divide was disappearing within minutes due to strong winds. Find property records, vital records, inmate and court records, professional and business licenses, contractor licenses and much more. Encouraging news. Live Oak Spring (N 33 37 21, W 116 33 24) Flowing well. Some forest roads may remain closed. Air quality on the mountain has varied from day-to-day, but in general has been poor. Melting will continue to be very fast this week. All camping remains prohibited forestwide, meaning wilderness camping (including along the PCT) or camping at yellow post sites (such as those along Black Mountain Road and South Ridge Road) is not permitted. Above Little Round Valley the icy snow cover is about 20%. UPDATED 18th September @ 1710. For details regarding coronavirus closures, hiking permits, camping restrictions, ranger station access, and the Tramway, please see this earlier report, or contact the State Park or Forest Service as indicated on their websites. In addition to the fire movement at its east end towards the Windy Point area (NW of Palm Springs), the main area of concern will be any movement westward up the West Fork drainage. Currently very few no major trails have been traveled and most are obscured by significant snowfall. It was snowing heavily intermittently on my hike this morning, with another two inches added in the high country already. PCT Mile 181.8 (9070′): 2.5″ (by 1215), Saddle Junction/approx. I have continued to hike every single day this year, including several ascents weekly to the highest peaks of the San Jacinto mountains by diverse routes. Strong Santa Ana winds on both 29th and 31st December undid some of the hard work of breaking trails in the high country, but the holiday weekend over the first three days of January resulted in further trails being established. Snow is patchy but more continuous above that elevation, becoming continuous near Saddle Junction. Tahquitz Peak trail from Chinquapin Flat/PCT Mile 178 has no steps to follow through the steeply angled icy snow. Although we are currently in the midst of yet another unseasonably warm spell, a dramatic change in the weather is forecast starting Friday 6th. San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office, Coldspring, Texas. (Photo by Jason Chlapek) By Emily Kubisch-Sabrsula COLDSPRING — The San Jacinto County Commissioner’s court met for their second monthly meeting last Wednesday. All morning the fire was burning in small patches on both flanks of Blaisdell Ridge up to c.5000ft. At San Jacinto Peak (10,810ft/3295m) on Monday 7th December 2020 at 0825 the air temperature was 25.0°F (-4°C), with a windchill temperature of 6.9°F (-14°C), 43% relative humidity, and a sharp SE wind sustained at 13 mph gusting to 25.0 mph. Until the high country receives significant precipitation, fire risk remains severe. The police department's primary objective is to provide general law enforcement services to the City, ensuring safety and security for residents throughout the community, as well as specialized teams which proactively address issues specific to the community. The high country was above the cloud, with no precipitation above about 6500′. San Jacinto County Criminal Records. Trams are operating at less than 25% capacity and reservations are required. October 1, 2020. Our speedy ascent on Monday 16th from Humber Park to San Jacinto Peak required no spikes on a well-consolidated trail, although spikes were very helpful for most of the descent on somewhat patchy, compacted, icy snow. If you have found this Report useful, please consider visiting the Donate page. Reportedly air attack indicated 4500 acres burned at about 1600 (Cal Fire later put the figure at 4200 acres). WEATHER Although temperatures cooled somewhat earlier this week, they have climbed again to well above seasonal. Although yet another warming trend starts tomorrow, hikers should now be prepared for temperatures around freezing in the high country, and below freezing when considering windchill effects (see recent recorded temperatures below). An impressive 14 inches had fallen in Idyllwild by late yesterday evening. Full details will be available shortly.]. Snow melt will generally be slow, and conditions will be icy. Useful if hikers are descending the Spitler Peak Trail. Due to continuing severe fire risk, all wilderness and dispersed camping remains prohibited in both the Mount San Jacinto State Park and the San Jacinto Ranger District of the San Bernardino National Forest, as does all stove use. Tahquitz Peak trail from Chinquapin Flat/PCT Mile 178 has steps to follow through the angled icy snow. Fuller Ridge Trail has cleared completely on sun-exposed slopes, but extensive sections of icy snow remain in several sections. For further information contact the State Park or Forest Service as indicated on their websites. Wilderness camping will remain prohibited. The small creek in Tahquitz Valley dried up in early August. My snowshoe track to San Jacinto Peak via the Wellman and Peak trails will be far more consolidated by the 17 people we passed during our descent today. Trails in that area also have a few new treefalls, but none that present hazards to hikers. On 22nd September that acreage was revised up to 6254, apparently due to improved mapping, rather than additional burning. The impacts will be especially pronounced at higher elevation, with the peaks above 10,000ft forecast to have air temperatures at or above freezing into mid month, far above typical for January. Snow cover is largely continuous from there to the Peak, other than on sun-exposed sections of trail. The Pacific Crest Trail above Snow Creek (approx. At the Peak on Friday 25th December 2020 at 1125 the air temperature was 27.7°F (-2°C), with a windchill temperature of 15.3°F (-9°C), 69% relative humidity, and a sharp WSW wind sustained at 9 mph gusting to 14.1 mph. Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, which closed 13th March due to the coronavirus crisis, partially reopened on 9th October. In an especially challenging year, and with a busy winter already well underway, every cont, If you have found this Report useful, please conside, If you have found this Report useful, please consid, Trail and weather update 22nd December 2020, While all labor and time is volunteered, this Report completely depends on small private donations to cover its direct costs. Events and reports from the San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office As indicated on the website of Mount San Jacinto State Park, all state park trails are also closed. Idyllwild (at 5550′): 6.5″, melting steadily today. All wilderness camping in the State Park is also prohibited. With a shift from easterly to westerly winds, air quality today was the best in and around the San Jacinto mountains since mid August. Snowshoes are not advised due to the angle of the icy snow. This fire is now impacting the lower north face of San Jacinto Peak up to about 5000ft in multiple canyons between the PCT to the west and approaching Blaisdell Canyon to the east. Snow level is much lower on the south face of the San Bernardino range, below 4000ft on Banning Bench, and at about that elevation on the hills around Garner Valley. All trails are open, except for the Pacific Crest Trail between Black Mountain Road and Snow Creek (closed due to the Snow Fire). At San Jacinto Peak (3295m/10,810ft) on Tuesday 3rd November 2020, at 0930 the air temperature was 44.3°F (7°C), with a windchill of 41.5°F (5°C), 36% relative humidity, and a light SW wind sustained at 2 mph gusting to 7.2 mph. into temperatures far below seasonal for the first week of November. In contrast, a fast-moving storm system forecast for Monday 28th December is expected to have a snow level around 5500′, with potential for several inches of snow in the high country. The Pacific Crest Trail at the northern end of the Desert Divide (PCT Miles 172-177) had 43 treefall hazards and three minor landslide hazards (in addition to the major rockslide at Mile 172.5) during my survey on 27th November (and we have had several strong wind events since). Just on the upstream side of the road there is excellent access to the creek. Total accumulation at 6000′ may be several inches, with 8-10″ possible around the highest peaks. Violent Crime: 4 [Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Spikes could be useful for descending. In addition to the forest and trails, this closure includes all campgrounds, picnic sites, trailheads, and forest roads. The significance of this is that there are currently no tracks on Willow Creek Trail, to Chinquapin Flat or Tahquitz Peak, or around the meadows. Otherwise all the spot fires in the drainages appear to have died down. PCT Mile 181.8 (9070′): 15 inches, Saddle Junction/approx. Both the northern and southern springs at Wellman’s Cienega are flowing well. Wild North winds overnight produced a lot of branches down on the trails today (I removed those I found). Snow accumulation as of late yesterday afternoon: San Jacinto Peak 8″, Wellman Divide 6″, Long Valley 4″ (many thanks to Kyle Eubanks for data from yesterday.) No wilderness camping (including anywhere along the PCT) or camping at yellow post sites (such as those along Black Mountain Road and South Ridge Road) is permitted. See their website for details. If available, see below for a list of known police frequencies for San Jacinto County in Texas. Elsewhere (and in addition), spikes are recommended for the foreseeable future in most areas above about 6000′, especially in the morning and for descending, as established trails become consolidated by hiker traffic and undergo freeze-thaw cycles. Note that average depth is given; due to strong winds there can be extensive drifting, especially in the trails. Spikes are recommended for at least the next few days as established trails become consolidated by hiker traffic and undergo freeze-thaw cycles. It is also flowing very gently for a short distance further upstream at its source (known locally as Grethe Spring) where it crosses the PCT (approx. Snow is visible on Skyline down to about 6500ft (above “Flatrock”), but lower along the Desert Divide. Other very recent hikes have included South Ridge, May Valley, Ramona Trail, Butterfly Peak, and most sections and side trails of the PCT along the Desert Divide. San Jacinto County Judge Fritz Faulkner (center) talks with commissioners during a budget hearing last Thursday. WEATHER Although temperatures have cooled somewhat, overnight lows in particular remain above average. Snow is melting in patches below 7500ft, and especially on sun-exposed slopes below 7000ft. At San Jacinto Peak (10,810ft/3295m) today, Saturday 7th November 2020 at 1005 the air temperature was 15.4°F (-9°C), with a windchill temperature of -6.6°F (-21°C), 100% relative humidity, and a bitter WNW wind sustained at 15 mph gusting to 23.9 mph. Trails above about 5500ft are largely snow-covered, with snow cover increasingly patchy below 7000ft depending on aspect. The significance of this is that there are currently no tracks on Willow Creek Trail, to Chinquapin Flat or Tahquitz Peak, or around the meadows. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway reopened in October at reduced capacity, limited days, and shortened hours. There are no treefall hazards on the PCT south from Cedar Spring Trail (Miles 151-162). Marion Mountain Trail is almost completely clear of icy snow, however a few tiny, tricky patches remain. Spitler Peak Trail has two new large treefall hazards in the upper switchbacks. As discussed in the video, the storm produced an unusually even snowfall almost everywhere from 6000′ upwards. Containment remains 5%. Icy snow cover persists in the canyon of the North Fork crossing (PCT Mile 186), on heavily forested parts of the ridge crest around Mile 187, and on the north facing slope near the northern end (Miles 189.5-191). At San Jacinto Peak (10,810ft/3295m) on Monday 4th January 2021 at 0945 the air temperature was 34.3°F (1°C), with a windchill temperature of 20.4°F (-6°C), 46% relative humidity, and a moderate due West wind sustained at 13 mph gusting to 21.7 mph. There are many tiny patches in the trail above about 8700′ that require some caution. My previous record for a calendar year was about 820,000 feet. Annie’s Junction/approx. San Jacinto amassed 1,466 arrests over the past three years. At mid elevations on the western slope it also snowed briefly overnight and again this morning. PCT Miles 198-206) was burned on both sides by the Snow Fire (17th-19th September 2020). Spitler Peak Trail has three new large treefall hazards (and a couple of smaller ones) in the upper switchbacks. Air quality had largely returned to normal in the high country, but strong North winds on Monday 26th stirred up all the smoke, ash, and dust again. Notices posted at trailheads such as Humber Park and Ernie Maxwell Trail were amended by hand on 22nd September to simply say “extended, see website for details”. The prospects for the remainder of 2020, discussed in an earlier video from NWS San Diego, are not encouraging. 73 W. Cedar Avenue Coldspring, TX 77331. In 2010, San Jacinto County had a total human population of 26,384, shown by a local census. San Jacinto County had a population of approximately 28,270 in the year 2010. There is no significant precipitation in the forecast. All wilderness camping, including anywhere along the PCT, and camping at yellow post sites (such as those along Black Mountain Road and South Ridge Road) is currently prohibited. The cause was apparently a vehicle problem on Snow Creek Road that led to a vegetation fire. There are a couple of reasonable sets of tracks to follow through the snow patches, and spikes are recommended. Above Little Round Valley the icy snow cover is about 10%. Warm temperatures are making for ugly snow conditions at all elevations, with soft, wet, and unpredictable snow increasingly prevalent at all elevations. A closure order for the burn scar means that the Trail remains closed between Snow Creek and Black Mountain Road (approx. Reliable tracks are currently in place only for Devil’s Slide Trail. Many experienced hikers have reported getting lost in this area since summer 2019. 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