As of 8/22/09, the trail to Apostle basin after the Lake Ann junction is pretty easy to follow (even w/headlamps). After ~120 hiking steps beyond the signpost, we crossed 2 small creeks and then shortly came upon the large log. After crossing on the log, it was easy to pick up the trail and follow it all the way to treeline (the trail mostly stays high above the west side of the creek).
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