Since folks here are in the know...
I had plans over the long weekend to backpack to Ad Di Na via the PCT, starting at the dam, and doing dispersed camping.
There has been discussion locally that PGE was planning to work on the Dam, and close access to all (cars + walkers) at the Ad Di Na turnoff.
I dont mind walking the extra 2 miles between that turnoff and the dam, but I hear differing reports on if anyone is allowed through. My contact at PGE told me No, but the shasta ranger district said they have yet to hear anything, and they think it starts in early June.
Has anyone been up there this week for first hand reports?
What else Ive heard:
- Shasta ranger district told me yesterday they had a report that at least one person (via 4x4 truck and a chainsaw) did get to Ad Di Na, TBD on how bad the road is
- No word on when Ad Di Na opens, perhaps by June 1st
- my contact at PGE mentioned the work they plan on doing it an assessment of the spillway, given what happened at Orville a few years back. I didnt get if its an assessment or some construction or reinforcement of the spillway.