Needleton to Chicago Basin

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gfallon11
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Needleton to Chicago Basin

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I am planning to hike into Chicago Basin via Needleton on 6/22/21 for a 3 night stay. I have heard about hundreds of trees down on the hike into Chicago Basin. Can anyone confirm that?
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As of August 2020, no. Tons of beetle kill however. A windstorm/avy could make quick work of that I suppose but I haven't seen anyone mention that.
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I am headed up the day before you, for 3 nights. Cant wait!
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Nice. Have you heard any reports on the trees and snow cover?
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No but I have not looked anywhere else besides 14ers FB
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gfallon11 wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:49 am I am planning to hike into Chicago Basin via Needleton on 6/22/21 for a 3 night stay. I have heard about hundreds of trees down on the hike into Chicago Basin. Can anyone confirm that?
So this confirms what you have heard. Looks like there is a large number of trees still left to be cleared.

https://www.facebook.com/sanjuanmountai ... 4549054152
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Thanks!
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Well with any luck someone will be careless and start a fire. That way next year there won't be any trees anywhere along the Route.
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