Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_TopicIcon
Trail North of Fish Creek Mountain Summit?
Dylan
Trail Friend
Members
06/02/2015 - 8:55 pm
Member Since: 06/06/2014
Forum Posts: 37
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi all,

Just curious to see if anybody knows, or has tried to follow the alleged trail going north from F.C.M. that shows on at least three different maps I've found on here. I'm hoping to do a little exploring on the next trip I take up there, but was wondering what info I could gather before, if there even is any. Every map shows it as a dotted trail, instead of a dashed trail, which leads me to believe it probably wasn't maintained as well. A small sliver of the tread continues beyond Fish Creek Mountain, as shown on Google Earth.

1939 map:

1939.png

1946 map:

1946.png

And finally, the 1952 map:

real-1952.png

wyCl6it.jpg

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Rob Williams
Admin
06/05/2015 - 5:30 am
Member Since: 09/20/2009
Forum Posts: 1366
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I have seen those maps and wondered about that ridge trail, but never heard of anyone finding anything.  Let us know what you find out.

Donald Presley
Trail Lover
Members

Trail Maintenance
06/19/2015 - 2:02 am
Member Since: 09/20/2009
Forum Posts: 842
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hey Dylan, did you ever get to explore north of FSM? That '+' sign on section line north is probably a benchmark, at least that has been my experience in the district. There is suppose to be a water trail from the lookout to the lake that saves you mileage, it is mentioned in the 1945 Brubaker's journal on this website, but I haven't located it. Also lookouts had wood trails to collect firewood and also trails to outhouses and garbage dumps.

Don

Dylan
Trail Friend
Members
06/21/2015 - 9:33 pm
Member Since: 06/06/2014
Forum Posts: 37
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Unfortunately my efforts have been hampered by the recent closure of FR54, as I was planning on taking the shortcut trail to have more stamina for poking around up top. If found, it could make for a great loop option with the other section of the trail that's been located. I don't have as much of an interest in the elusive water trail, I'd imagine it'd involve crossing the many talus slopes that make up that drainage.  

BrianEdwards
Trail Lover
Members

Trail Maintenance
06/21/2015 - 11:27 pm
Member Since: 03/17/2010
Forum Posts: 313
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

So Fish Creek road is closed again? They've been logging up there for years.

I did meet a log truck one time that was coming down that terribly steep section of road along Rimrock Creek. Luckily I was by a pullover and had no issue. 

Rob Williams
Admin
06/22/2015 - 5:26 am
Member Since: 09/20/2009
Forum Posts: 1366
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

When I went up to Whetstone last Tuesday, I encountered 5 log trucks coming down 224.  They are cutting up there for sure.

Donald Presley
Trail Lover
Members

Trail Maintenance
07/23/2015 - 12:53 am
Member Since: 09/20/2009
Forum Posts: 842
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I believe the 54 is open on weekends, not so during the week when they are logging. I was up in the Whale Head area dropping off some hikers for a walk about on the 11th and didn't have any trouble getting up there.

Forum Timezone: America/Vancouver

Most Users Ever Online: 93

Currently Online:
2 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 0

Members: 275

Moderators: 0

Admins: 3

Forum Stats:

Groups: 2

Forums: 8

Topics: 429

Posts: 5024

Newest Members:

Jrvalentine21

Administrators: Admin: 14, Donovan: 714, Rob Williams: 1366