Project Area Boundary signs on Wygant Trail

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Webfoot
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Project Area Boundary signs on Wygant Trail

Post by Webfoot » March 24th, 2021, 5:47 pm

Along the Wygant Trail on both sides of Perham Creek is a bunch of pink flagging and quite a few signs.

Anyone know what this is about?

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Re: Project Area Boundary signs on Wygant Trail

Post by bobcat » March 31st, 2021, 9:27 am

I'm not 100% sure, but they were due to begin work on the extension of the Historic Highway Trail from Viento to Mitchell Point, so this may be part of that. When they do begin work, there will be no access to the Wygant Trail.

Are the signs only on the north side of the trail?

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Re: Project Area Boundary signs on Wygant Trail

Post by Webfoot » March 31st, 2021, 3:24 pm

I am inclined to say they were on both the north and south side of the trail at different points. I was aware of the HCRH project but this was way above the old road elevation so that seemed unlikely. I know the power line corridor is to the north, but if they are going to tear things up all the way to the trail that would be ugly.

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Re: Project Area Boundary signs on Wygant Trail

Post by dharmabum » April 1st, 2021, 3:59 pm

bobcat wrote:
March 31st, 2021, 9:27 am
I'm not 100% sure, but they were due to begin work on the extension of the Historic Highway Trail from Viento to Mitchell Point, so this may be part of that. When they do begin work, there will be no access to the Wygant Trail.

Are the signs only on the north side of the trail?
That's what I thought when I was on the old road near the Wygant trail. I saw flagging and stakes near there and also on the little road on the East side of Mitchell Point where the tunnel use to be. From what I read they were gonna do a new tunnel thru there and I sure hope they do. The pictures of the old tunnel thru there made me very sad that it was gone, especially the little view holes. What a magnificent thing that must have been. One thing for sure, that warning at Mitchell Point for Poison Oak is NO joke. Right near Perham creek it was everywhere and I decided to bail.

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Re: Project Area Boundary signs on Wygant Trail

Post by realtrailclown » April 21st, 2021, 5:20 pm

I hiked Wygant Peak trail this Tuesday. Glorious, mostly unpopulated, and the chocolate lilies are blooming. Found three American Dog ticks on my clothing. I had my pants tucked into my socks, but no DEET or anything on. I figure I picked them up when I took the Chetwoot detour.

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