Miriam Fire Growing Causes Detours For Pacific Crest Trail
The Miriam Fire remains at 9 percent containment today at 2,135 acres. Seven 20-person crews, 3 helicopters, 24 engines and 2 dozers are battling the fire Today. It's located 2 miles east of the White Pass Ski Area. An inversion that held smoke over the area on Thursday helped to keep the fire from spreading. The fire was started by a lightning strike on July 30.
To provide for public safety the Gifford Pinchot NF has identified a new detour for the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from White Pass south to Elk Pass. The new detour uses Trails 79, #78, & #76.
Meanwhile the Clear Fork Fire in the nearby Goat Rocks Wilderness southwest of Shoe Lake has burned 7 acres. Today a hot shot crew will hike in to the Clear Fork Fire to evaluate and take suppression action on the fire.