by David Senesac » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:02 pm
by KathyW » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:06 am
by David Senesac » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:31 am
KathyW wrote:As I recall there is an old trail and a new trail - the old trail has less switchbacks; so the topo might not be that far off if it is showing the old trail.
by KathyW » Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:01 am
by Bob Burd » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:00 am
by Teresa Gergen » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:20 pm
by David Senesac » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:52 pm
Bob Burd wrote:In Secor's first edition, he gives the trail length as 12 miles (to the Tyndall Ranger Station, not Shepherds Pass). In the second edition it is 13 miles and in the latest it is 14 miles. I think the second edition simply underestimated how much mileage was added to the trail when it was reworked. I've been up and down that trail almost a dozen times and I've never found much evidence of the old trail. I've heard that others have done better in this respect and used portions of it, but it can't be much of a time-saver unless you're bombing down the slope in trail runners with little more than a water bladder on your back.
For what it's worth, this map shows a GPS track overlayed on the topo map. It pretty much matches what you have drawn by hand from the satellite views.
Oh, and I remember counting the switchbacks once. I got 66, but that could have been an exhaustion-induced exaggeration.
by Tom Kenney » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:57 am
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