Oxbow northern trail, dead end?

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Webfoot
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Oxbow northern trail, dead end?

Post by Webfoot » April 17th, 2021, 9:12 am

A few days ago I started on the northern loop in Oxbow regional park, from Gordon Creek Road Trailhead. I've never done this part before and I noted a couple of issues. First the trailhead area is signed NO PARKING from May 1st to October 1st, unless I misunderstand the signs or there is some parking spot I overlooked. Second I lost the trail about a mile in; it seemed to lead to a log jam and fade out. I started bushwhacking toward where I hoped the trail would continue but stopped when I ran into nettles as I wasn't dressed for it. Did I miss a turn?

Log jam at (45.4949, -122.2980)

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