Our goal yesterday was to make a trip to Thompson Lake. After the second bridge is when the trail starts to become difficult to navigate. We went up and over fallen trees for about 30-40 minutes with NO relief and none that looked like it was coming. Ultimately it became too much and a little unsafe for the dogs to navigate. A person certainly could have navigated passed all that but there was no indication of when/if the fallen trees would stop. It would have taken a good effort to keep going and I am not sure this hike is worth that effort. I hope some effort to clear it happens in the future. This has always been my go to hike for solitude while being able to get in some decent mileage.
Thompson Lake via Granite Creek Trail — Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015