Rob Williams said
Just curious - when was that photo taken?
You are correct, It is a LOT of blowdown. Wow
Nov. 7th, 2014.
It's kind of eerie how dark much of the forest is through there. Even on a beautiful sunny day in November, combined with the low sun angle this time of the year it was very dark throughout much of the trail.
Bryon Boyce said
From the angle of the slope on Thunder Mountain I'd guess you were on Baty Butte or the next one north or at least on that long abandoned trail up there.
Bryon you are correct for it was taken from Bracket Mtn this past fall as a few of us advocates were getting out during the Hwy 224 closure. We were looking for abandoned trails, but found only a user trail by geo cachers. Both Bracket Mtn and Baty Butte are geo cache sites. It is an interesting bushwack with nice views of the area. The benchmark on Bracket Mtn is from 1913. So Bryon, this means you get to post one now.
Kirk and I were up on the top of Bracket Mountain - he found the marker (and the geocache, as well as another geocache in the forest!). Great views from up there.
I think you guys probably took the easier route up there. The one Kirk and I took was pretty brutal. We were returning from our Surprise Lake trek and decided to come back via the ridge instead of the way we came in which was choked with vine maple.
Looking forward to the next photo. Bryon always has interesting ones to post.
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