Once on the old road grade, the turn-off to the trail is likely a bit more than the 300 yards that's advertised in the guide books. The cairn marking the turn-off wasn't there when we did it but the creek drainage is very obvious on the right -- steep, filled with rocks. There's no need to stay in this creek bed for long. After about only 10-20 feet up, cut out of the creek to the right and look about 20 feet into the forest to pick up a trail heading up the steep slope to the ridge.
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