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Hiked Jun 17, 2021

Type of Hike

Day hike

Trail Conditions

Obstacles on trail:
    Trees down across trail.

Road

Road suitable for all vehicles

Bugs

Bugs were not too bad

Snow

Intermittent snow - not hard to cross

Spring is warming into summer and the flowers are in bloom for the first 4 miles. While less flowered, the meadows beyond 6 miles are also beautiful.

But back to the start...just watch your step in the first 2 miles, because the warmth also brings out the snakes at the low elevation. Other hikers saw two rattlesnakes.

The trail has not been logged out and travel beyond 5 miles is moderately difficult for hikers and stops stock. There are about 32 logs over the trail between 2.7 and 7.0 miles.  Many logs require cross-country bypasses to get around.

The large secondary streams are running full (Amey, Midnight), as is Robinson Creek. At 6 miles, the crossing of Robinson Creek is a ford (15" deep with strong current), or a single 12" diameter springy log, 30ft long and 7ft above the trail. I opted for the bone chilling ford - trekking poles were essential for balance.

The trail was essentially snow free on my trip.

Due to time and energy, I started back to the car at 7 miles in.

I met a backpacker coming out on a resupply trip. She said that snow started at Robinson Pass and was continuous down the north side to 5600ft. The Middle Fork Pasayten Valley had patchy snow below 5600ft and more logs over the trail in the forest as far as she went, which was the Eureka Creek Trail Junction (access to Fred's Lake).

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