I'd read some conflicting reports online of the current trail conditions in light of landslide damage, so I was excited to find the trail was clear to both Upper McCord Creek and Elowah Falls. There is a log crossing near Elowah Falls that's a little dicey, but I'm not sure it's related to the slide.
The maples are growing back rapidly since the fire, and when we visited their leaves were just past the fall peak. Between the young maples and the thimbleberries, the hillsides were covered in yellow-gold bushes .
We did the hike in the late afternoon and found the views over the gorge to be really nice in the golden hour lighting.
No one else was on the trail/parking lot was empty (late afternoon on a Friday)!
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Thanks for the video and narrative. I haven't been to Elowah since the slide, so I was interested in getting an impression of the damage.