Portion of Western States Trail collapses | SierraSun.com

Portion of Western States Trail collapses

Sierra Sun staff reports

A section of the Western States Trail is collapsing 100 yards east of the West Branch of El Dorado Canyon footbridge, apparently due to an abandoned mine, according to U.S Forest Service officials.

“We’ve had a spate of these sorts of hazards recently,” said District Ranger Jan Cutts.

Since the collapse is right in the trail, Cutts said officials have blocked off the hole and are warning the public using the trail, located on the west slope.

“We’re assessing the magnitude of the situation, and what options there are so that both the Western State Run and the Tevis Cup Ride can take place as scheduled…,” Cutts said.

The Western States Run is June 24 and 25, and the Tevis Cup is scheduled for Aug. 5 and 6.

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