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Frustration Creek


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Chris Owen · · Big Bear Lake · Joined Jan 2002 · Points: 10,299

It looks like the Valley Fire is impacting Frustration Creek, according to the latest map. Hwy 38 is currently closed.

https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5900/

C Miller · · CA · Joined Jan 2002 · Points: 57,950

Highway 38 will now be closed only from Bryant Avenue to Angelus Oaks.
Highway 38 Between Lake Williams Drive and Angelus Oaks is open, however access will only be through Big Bear.
There will be no public access between Valley of the Falls Drive and Angelus Oaks on Hwy 38 due to the mudslides and fire activity along Highway 38.
Mountain Home and Forest Falls evacuations have been lifted, however residents only with ID and proof of residency will through the road closure.
All hiking trails accessing the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area are closed.


Fire from Highway 38
C Miller · · CA · Joined Jan 2002 · Points: 57,950

 More problems besides the fire - an estimated 11 foot deep x 25 foot wide mudslide poured out of Frustration Creek and across the roadway due to rains in the area Sunday.


Frustration Creek mudslide across Hwy 38
Chris Owen · · Big Bear Lake · Joined Jan 2002 · Points: 10,299

Thanks Chris.

Jeffrey Constine · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined May 2009 · Points: 482

Brent is bummed out.

Paul Morrison · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 0

Maybe this will burn out all of the poison oak?

Jan Tarculas · · Riverside, Ca · Joined Mar 2010 · Points: 806

there goes all the routes on tier 1, tier 3 routes are probably a lot shorter, again...

C Miller · · CA · Joined Jan 2002 · Points: 57,950

The first big slide since the initial development was about fifteen years ago and took 40 feet off the 3rd tier as well as 10-15 feet off the first tier.

Frustration Creek is certainly living up to it's name with these repeated mud/debris slides and seems to be in the process of slowly filling itself more quickly than can be reversed.


Looking west to the San Bernardino Mountains from DHS near Hwy 62
Drew Lippa · · La Mesa, CA · Joined Jan 2018 · Points: 0

Family of a friend got evacuated and took this photo on Saturday.

C Miller · · CA · Joined Jan 2002 · Points: 57,950

Some photos from Thursday (7/12) afternoon:









The crews are only digging out the drainage channel, so the rest of the clean-up will have to be done by climbers. Probably best to not climb here until all official work is completed and the current cycle of mountain thunderstorms has finished; no need to endanger one's self as there is plenty of other local spots to visit. 
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