Trail Report May 26 - 28 2017
The road to the trail head is rough near the last 3 K. One of our party blew a tire on the road. (no, it wasn't an all season car tire). The trail had significant snow going in but a lot less coming out. Should be all gone by next weekend. Lots of dead fall to climb under/over, so please help clear what you can. The temporary trail around the new clear cut is still the worst trail I have ever laid my feet on. Maybe we can mark a clear way through the cut by now?
Met some people at the springs who took the "new Road" and then walked up the river. The general consensus is that it's crap. I heard different things like, 'Still not far enough in', 'the creek is too high for safely traversing beside it', 'active blasting'... In a nutshell, it took people the same amount of time and a lot longer than taking the trail. The creek is very high right now.
The Springs: The large one beside the river has finally caved in to the river. A chunk of it's wall is missing and holds no water. The second largest one near the river doesn't fill all the way up for some reason. We cleaned the dickens out of this one. We left them all clean. A party of 7 had just arrived with cans of beverage. Yes. Cans. I hope they pack 'em out.
It's a free cross training and spa treatment! Have fun.