[at-l] Addendum to Hiking in Oregon

Mara Factor m_factor at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 8 17:59:36 CST 2006

Hi Nocona,

If I remember correctly, the PCT was not routed down the Eagle Creek Trail 
because the official PCT route had to be appropriate for pack animals.  I 
don't believe pack animals are allowed on the Eagle Creek Trail which was 
likely built before the PCT was even conceived.

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.  ;-)

Stitches, AT99

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>From: Karen Somers <kborski at yahoo.com>
>Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 15:25:55 -0800 (PST)
>Nice post about the Eagle Creek Trail.
>An additional note:
>This piece of trail has long been regarded as part of
>the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail), although it is not the
>"official" route.  Nearly 99% of PCT hikers take the
>Eagle Creek by cutting off the PCT itself at Indian
>Spring Campground down a short but steep connector
>trail that ties in to the famous and outrageously
>beautiful Eagle Creek Trail, following it all the way
>to Cascade Locks (a PCT trail town on the Columbia
>If I remember right, the PCT was not routed down the
>Eagle Creek for political/overuse concerns.

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