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Trail Not Maintained

Trail Not Maintained. Copyright © 2020 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

Well, I guess that’s better than ‘Not A Trail’. I’ve never hiked this trail, and it is not marked on any of the maps I have, including the 1930 USGS map. I can make a rough guess on where it comes out, we shall see.

As it would appear that none of the trails in Piney Creek Wilderness are maintained by anything other than the passing foot and horse traffic, this sign suggests I might be in for an interesting hike…

… And so it proved. This trail runs along what must have been an old farm road, but there was one point where I managed to lose the trail for a few minutes. I knew what direction it was heading and just bushwhacked along for a while. The route stuck to the east side of the ridge most of the way. There were no viewpoints or overlooks to break the view of trees, but I enjoyed this trail. It was a nice and easy hike, except for the drop-down to Piney Creek at the end. That was very steep, and I can see why they might want to discourage people from using this trail.

Copyright © 2020 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.