|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Asquam Ridge Trail, Al Merrill Loop Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, June 8, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||NO parking the in the Ravine Lodge turnaround. Plenty of signs to dissuade, still people park. Plenty of space this morning. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Very appreciative of DOC bridges for the major crossings. Some logs replaced more recently. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Good day to stay down low. Al Merrill loop was the target, but it was nice to revisit the lower portion of Asquam trail. I somehow missed the (very obvious) reroute onto Trapper’s Turnpike during the last adventure. |
Nothing wild to report. Al Merrill trail is rougher on the west side, but a smooth soft footbed for the majority of the east side. I can see the fun of skiing this trail! 10th Mountain Division viewpoint was cloudy and grown up, but I bet it would be great in winter once the snow really piles up. Dead end trail to Sayre Peak has grown in, a car wash today so I opted out. I’d revisit that small chunk of the Al Merrill loop another day to see what’s left of the tower. Cabin spur down to the John Rand cabin (open to the public with reservations) was easy, that cabin is pretty sweet!
Heard a lot of jet activity overhead today during the whole hike. Reminded me of the story about the crashed bomber on Weetamoo 80 years ago...with those low clouds eek!
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.