Bird Creek Trail Reconnaissance - More Trail Clearing!

This is last minute, but I hope some of you can join us. This week we're going to explore the non-motorized section of the Bird Creek trail to do some more trail clearing. Yippeee - trail clearing - everybody should come have a fun workout with us!  Last year this area was a big mess with countless, big trees down, but we could ski over some of them due to all the snow. We're hoping the Park Service crew made it back there with chainsaws. We'll be out most of the day, so bring plenty of food, water, snacks, headlamp and appropriate gear for the weather.

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  • Ben R.

    How was it? Did you make some progress with trail clearing?

    November 12, 2012

  • Amy M

    Hi Ben. I know bears aren't asleep yet as we saw fresh grizzly tracks in the Ship Creek Valley last weekend. I have been in contact with Ranger Crockett and he said a crew was going in to this area this past week to clear up some of the big trees. This crew did a GREAT job cutting up/removing big downed trees on the Indian Creek trail, but it will take a lot of effort to clear the Bird Creek trail, you're right. We'll go see what we can do, and we'll watch for bears. Reading your story scared the heck out of me. Cheers!

    November 9, 2012

  • Ben R.

    I hiked a long ways back in there in early June ( a ways past the Bird Creek Ford) and the trail was a complete disaster. Hundreds and hundreds of downed trees. In some places the trail was completely indistinguishable for up to 50 or 100 yards at at time. This was before the big wind storm remember. Also, it was kind of spooky with a ton of bear scat and tracks, but I was solo. Be careful. They are not all asleep yet....You couldn't pay me enough to accompany you back in there. 3 days later was when I was mauled up Penguin Creek.

    November 9, 2012

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