Well it looks like the Lake Fire Closure will remain in effect for all of 2016. I had hoped that the trail would be open this spring but it wll remain closed. There are a couple of other closures but there are alternate hiking routes around all the rest of them. This one pretty much mean no hiking between Cabazon and Big Bear City – or about 50 miles of trail. Will just have to hook up with other hiker and bum a ride – I’m guessing there will be trail angels available to help out. This does mess up my plan a bit – will probably hit Agua Dulce a few days earlier than planned.