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backpacking
10 hours ago

First hour a moderate uphill to trail junction. The next hour climbs more steeply to wilderness boundary. In mid-March, there was patchy snow on the trail on north-facing slopes. Once you reach the top of the rise, it is a nice downhill (no snow) all the way to the Meadows. More snow once you cross Payne Creek. Only saw a few other hikers on the way in and the same on the way out.

on Abyss Lake

8 days ago

Not the best terrain in March, but the stream was pleasant and bordered the trail for the most part.

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

we did less than half but had a great time. challenging but enjoyable

hiking
1 month ago

snowshoeing
2 months ago

I've done this trail both in April and January. Both times I drove my 1996 Subaru Legacy and did not bottom out, contrary to other reviews. It snowed a ton before my January hike and I managed to make it in without high centering. I like this trail because it's secluded. The views are good at certain parts but it's all below tree line so don't expect vast landscape views. The trail merges with another at the end, so you can continue to explore once you've hiked about 3.5 miles in. The trail is much more difficult on snow shoes, partly because at certain spots it's sloped and narrow so it's easy to slide sideways. A good climb in snow shoes, my legs were burning.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

I went about 2.5 miles in to where it crosses the creek and there's a nice view. Can't wait to hike this again and go further!

hiking
2 months ago

Great winter hike. I got a late start so I didn't finish the hike, but what I saw was wonderful! I think the trail is a little easer than the rating suggests. The trail was pretty visible even in the snow. This is a great hike that is worth another visit in the spring/summer.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

It's a beautiful trail. It's quite enclosed with many trees. Perfect for tree/forest lovers. Had gorgeous sites/veiws. I think it was the perfect difficulty for all levels of hiking experience. It is kind of a "hidden gem"

off road driving
4 months ago

we could not find the trail to go up and people more trails to not do the loop

hiking
4 months ago