Eliot Branch Crossing Status (see last post for update)

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Re: Eliot Branch Crossing Status (see last post for update)

Post by Chase » October 3rd, 2016, 7:42 pm

I wonder if they will close the old crossing, dig up the trail, plant vegetation, etc.

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Re: Eliot Branch Crossing Status (see last post for update)

Post by retired jerry » October 4th, 2016, 4:46 am

The old "trail" was never an official trail

It still goes to the moraine on each side of Eliot. There's an unofficial trail that goes way up. Still a nice hike.

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Re: Eliot Branch Crossing Status (see last post for update)

Post by Chip Down » October 5th, 2016, 5:45 pm

retired jerry wrote:The old "trail" was never an official trail

It still goes to the moraine on each side of Eliot. There's an unofficial trail that goes way up. Still a nice hike.
Maybe not official, but officially-recognized:
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Re: Eliot Branch Crossing Status (see last post for update)

Post by retired jerry » October 6th, 2016, 5:10 am

which side was that on, east (Cloud Cap side) or west?

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Re: Eliot Branch Crossing Status (see last post for update)

Post by Chip Down » October 7th, 2016, 7:41 pm

East side, that junction just a bit up the trail from CC. On the west side, there's no corresponding sign, but there is a sign directing hikers to the new trail (see upper right corner of first pic in my post above).

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Re: Eliot Branch Crossing Status (see last post for update)

Post by scrambler2 » October 26th, 2016, 8:03 pm

retired jerry wrote:The old "trail" was never an official trail
Jerry, it was a signed reroute of the Timberline Trail prior to the 2006 washout. That's why the trail closed signs were in place.
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Re: Eliot Branch Crossing Status (see last post for update)

Post by retired jerry » October 27th, 2016, 7:40 am

"Jerry, it was a signed reroute of the Timberline Trail prior to the 2006 washout."

oh yeah, that's right, they put up a seasonal bridge for a couple years, then the larger flood that took everything out and created the gully

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