Hiker Rescued Near Belknap Crater

BELKNAP CRATER, Ore. – Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies rescued a hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail Sunday. Around 11:40 a.m., the Deschutes County 911 received a call from solo hiker, Christine Bruce-Aijian, 56, of Klamath Falls, who was lost. Bruce-Aijian said she’d been hiking along the Pacific Crest Trail, but lost the trail while hiking … Continue reading »

Multiple Trails Closed in Klamath NF

YREKA, Ca. — Officials with the Klamath National Forest are reporting Friday that two lightning caused wildfires are prompting them to close portions of trails on the Klamath National Forest, including Shackleford Trail and Pacific Crest Trail. The closures are necessary for trail user safety as well as fire fighter safety during effort to suppress … Continue reading »

Corvallis Hiker Rescued From Mt. Hood

MT. HOOD, Ore. — An injured hiker from Corvallis was rescued from Mt. Hood just after midnight on Friday. David Anderson, 53, called his wife on Thursday morning, saying he was disoriented in the fog and had twisted his knee. Anderson was 11 days into a three month hike down the Pacific Crest Trail. Searchers … Continue reading »

Wildfires Prompt Trail Closures

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Parts of the Pacific Crest Trail are closed between Highway 138 and 58 due to wildfires, which are burning about six miles northeast of Lemolo Lake. Firefighters are working to put out two wildfires near Windigo Butte. The Cow Horn Fire is about 1/4 acre. The Butte Fire, north of the Mount … Continue reading »

Hiker Rescued from Pacific Crest Trail

DESCHUTES COUNTY, Ore. — A hiker had to be rescued from the Pacific Crest Trail in Central Oregon after running out of water Sunday evening. Thomas Gradt of Eugene was hiking the trail with two others. When they ran out of water, Gradt stayed put while the others went in search of water. They didn’t … Continue reading »