Trip recommendations, current conditions, and other trail related Q&A
Completed the Herman Creek-PCT loop with a side trip up Chinidere on May 29th. I don’t recall much blowdown on Herman Creek except for one huge tree across the trail and a few other spots. More blowdown on the PCT until the northern end of Benson Plateau where the PCTA has been working. Snow started about half mile before Tomlike intersection. Had to navigate over to the PCT across the snow but it wasn’t too difficult.
Thanks for the update! The weather looks much better this weekend so we're planning to head out there Saturday-Monday. If there are too many folks at Wahtum, Mud Lake looks like a backup. We're thinking about spending two days there and attempt the jaunt up Chinidere. On Monday, we will hike out following the PCT.
Mud Lake is nice but there isn't a lot of space there. I'm sure it will be used this weekend by who ever gets there first. Finding campsites on a sunny and dry Saturday can be a perilous thing with so many other low altitude places closed due to past fires.