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East Mojave Heritage Trail

OTG Ben

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Please post trail status for the EMHT here.

Include the Following for all Status Updates

Date:
Current Status:
Additional Details:


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Date:
4/25/2021

Current Status: Open with some issues

Additional Details: Recent rains have caused the river levels to rise substantially. Buffalo River is approximately 3' deep. Lifted vehicles with larger tires (33" +) may find it difficult and/or dangerous to cross Buffalo River. There's another crossing that's about 30" deep 1/2 mile north of the main crossing. We recommend checking water levels first, but this is typically the alternative crossing point. Aside from water levels, the rest of the trail is running fantastic!
 

OTG Ben

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The 2022 Monsoon season was especially rough for man parks in Arizona and the southern California desert, and the Mojave National Preserve wasn't spared. We're still working on getting additional intel on which/roads trails have been impacted, but as far as the route goes here are the current known issues, which likely represents a fraction of the trails that are impacted.

Segment 1: Piute Pass (north of Goffs)
It's recommended you don't attempt Piute pass, but instead take the road that circumvents the mounts to the pass. This has been highlighted on the following Google Map which we're using to track issues for the EMHT.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/edit?mid=133gaPO1MQVKg7VKfBdm5q7hAtYm1a2c&usp=sharing

Take the blue road (see green arrow):
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Area affected:
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