Originally Posted by Caveman
Well...I'm not trying to be a jerk, but I'm not driving 5 hours for a maybe!
I'll keep an eye on this thread to see if you hear anything thursday.
Man! I've been looking forward to this trip for a couple of months now....You better not try and weinie out now!
Understand, that's why we set up things for a Thursday call.
Putting out a bleg for you guys to give me a gentle reminder on Wed PM and/or Thurs AM to make sure I remember to make that call.
Here's an overview map of the entire trail:
Here's the prescribed burn map:
Here's the map of current trail closures:
If you put all that info together in order to get a Plam B, it looks like the sections at Parking Lot #8 and #9 thru 13 are those that are both open and not scheduled to be burned at any time this year.
The big advantage of Section 1 is the extensive loop system that gives all sorts of trail options and distance opportunities. Its possible to do a 25 mile hike out there and never be more than 6 miles from where you parked.
The only section that has a loop is the Four Notch Section:
Thre's only one parking lot, but some nice water features, including one called "Hidden Lake" that is on an old jeep track in the center of the loop.
I'd recommend against the far eastern end of the trail as there have been reports of vandalism (tire slashing) at the parking lot there.