Originally Posted by palameto
I'm still a little confused about the route - you're planning to camp the first night on the LLCL trail, but then hike back up to the trailhead (#1) to get on themain LSHT for saturday hiking?
And the Pole Creek Trail doesn't appear to intersect FS211A at all - but the LLCL trail does.
This is the map I'm looking at that has all the small trails named
Friday nite's campsite is a clearing 1/2 mile down the Little Lake Loop. To hike the Main LSHT, we'd have to hike back to PL #1 where it starts, or bushwhack due east to intersect the LSHT.
You're correct that Pole Creek does not intersect FS211A. We will hike the LSHT to where it intersects the Pole Creek Trail and then go south on it to where it intersects the Little Lake trail, and from there loop back north to near where it intersects FS211A.
Sorry for the confusion. I've highlighted my copy of the trail map and did that last section in yellow, without realizing there are two trails involved.