Herman Creek trees down

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Don Nelsen
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Re: Herman Creek trees down

Post by Don Nelsen » November 15th, 2020, 10:50 am

The first time I hiked that route this year, ( I think it was June 25th, could have been in July, though, I've hiked it a lot) there were fresh tire marks, so for some reason, possibly to remove the tree that was across the road, or maybe to do some spraying, it was used by a vehicle with dual rear tires. Also, that's not paint on the sign, it's a scorch mark from the fire. You can still make out the number if you examine it closely. Here's a close-up of the same photo:

As for distance, you are correct in that it is farther - by about a quarter mile - compared to starting at the regular TH, the one by the bathroom. But not if you have to park on the frontage road when that TH parking is full - as it often is.
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Re: Herman Creek trees down

Post by arlohike » December 6th, 2020, 4:09 pm

Thanks for the info on this alternate access point. I've been missing all the trails accessible from the Herman Creek trailhead. I tried this today after looking at Don's GPS coordinates on a map, and the parking area was obvious when I got there. There's a pullout on the west side of the road with room for about eight cars (or five if people park all spaced out like they were today :roll:) and a smaller pullout a little further up the road. The hike up to the Herman Creek Trail was pretty, too.
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