This is a pictorial saga of Highway 243 from just before the entrance to Idyllwild to approximately 13 miles north of Idyllwild. These photographs show the damage to the highway until the highway abruptly ends.
As one passes lower Saunders Meadow Drive driving north into Idyllwild, the southbound lane is closed. The edge of the highway has eroded.
Water ran down Jameson Drive gained volume and power and erode the west side of Hwy. 243. The water pipes belong to Idyllwild Water District.
This rock, which was sitting beneath the house above slide several feet. It touches Hwy. 243 but has not blocked the passage yet. This is near mile post 7.
Before Camp Alandale
Here the base of the road way is eroding and a water pipe, belong to the Stone Creek Water Company.
Past Station 53
As Hwy. 243 heads down the hill, the edge is again being eroded from the fast moving and volume of run off.
This forest debris was washed onto the highway in numerous places north of Pine Cove.
Hwy. 243 collapsed and washed away. At this site, near mile marker 16. Here are photos of the abyss, the water still coming down the mountain, and the road and pipe debris at the base of the pit.
Aerial drone footage of damage to Highway 74 courtesy of Cal Trans