Cape Horn ?'s

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cliffordlo
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Cape Horn ?'s

Post by cliffordlo » March 24th, 2012, 6:40 am

How far can a person hike now...with the closure? can I still hike down to the tunnel? which part is "closed" for the season -just curious how far it is from the TH up to the lookout and back (not going down to the lower section)? or down to the tunnel and back to the TH?
(wondering if the lookout is about 1/2 way on the regular loop, or not)
thanks for any response!
happy hiking

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Reckless
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Re: Cape Horn ?'s

Post by Reckless » March 26th, 2012, 6:32 pm

here ya go! http://www.capehorntrail.org/trailmap.html

looks like you can hike to the tunnel no problem...
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cliffordlo
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Re: Cape Horn ?'s

Post by cliffordlo » March 31st, 2012, 5:00 pm

Thanks! the link was great...hope to get over there soon -

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Re: Cape Horn ?'s

Post by MrUncas » April 1st, 2012, 11:50 pm

Reckless wrote:here ya go! http://www.capehorntrail.org/trailmap.html

looks like you can hike to the tunnel no problem...
I've not hiked that stretch myself, but I'm looking at the map that was linked here and it sure looks like the tunnel area is well within the closed section. Looks like a problem to me.

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Re: Cape Horn ?'s

Post by n.bumppo » April 2nd, 2012, 6:11 am

MrUncas wrote:
Reckless wrote:here ya go! http://www.capehorntrail.org/trailmap.html

looks like you can hike to the tunnel no problem...
I've not hiked that stretch myself, but I'm looking at the map that was linked here and it sure looks like the tunnel area is well within the closed section. Looks like a problem to me.
The railroad tunnel is definitely in the closed section. The two tunnels under Hwy 14 are not.
Dave

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Reckless
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Re: Cape Horn ?'s

Post by Reckless » April 3rd, 2012, 1:12 pm

There's a railroad tunnel? Where abouts?

Last time I was there (december-ish I think), only one hwy 14 underpass was done. The other one right at the trailhead was still being built, but it was easy to cross the road back to the parking lot.
Better to live in the wild - feel it, smell it, see it - and do something real that succeeds. - Jack Turner

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n.bumppo
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Post by n.bumppo » April 3rd, 2012, 3:08 pm

The lower section of the Cape Horn trail, the part closed from Feb to Jul, runs along the top of the lower cliff band in this photo.
20110625_Bridal Veil_12.jpg
Cape Horn from Bridal Veil
The railroad runs underneath the trail in a tunnel.
Dave

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