Planning August John Muir Wilderness Westside trip

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Re: Planning August John Muir Wilderness Westside trip

Post by kpeter » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:34 am

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Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:11 am
I've done it couple times, both headed down. The first time there was a well marked cairn coming off the main trail. Pretty easy to follow, and definitely saves a couple miles. Last year we couldn't find the "use" trail, and just headed down. It took a little while to hit bottom down at the river, but nothing difficult. Definitely worth doing if you are on the way back to courtright.
Thanks! I would only need to use it going down since we will be coming cx into Bench Valley from RMB and would use that cut-off on the way back to Courtright. I'll set a GPS alarm for where it "says" the cutoff begins and that should give me a place to begin looking for it if there is no cairn.

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Re: Planning August John Muir Wilderness Westside trip

Post by tlsharb » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:20 am

Yeah, it was kind of weird last year, thinking "I know there used to be some obvious rocks made into an arrow just off the trail pointing to a fairly obvious cairn"....where is it? Like I said though, it isn't a hard descent. You will have an obvious ridge on your left and Falls Cr. on your right...just stay between them.

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