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Re: Shepherd Pass conditions

Postby Jimr » Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:38 pm

I second that. We went one at a time. I used Schmalz as a test dummy. A small detour up slope from the trail, then across. There are ducks on the trailhead side and a use trail beginning to form at the crossing. I made some suggestion to push down a loose rock and his reply was they're all loose.
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Re: Shepherd Pass conditions

Postby maverick » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:00 pm

Jimr wrote:
I used Schmalz as a test dummy.

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Re: Shepherd Pass conditions

Postby Hillbasher » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:50 pm

Came down Shepherd Pass trail Thursday late afternoon, August 7th. Had been 2 years since last time down and was looking for areas that had been reported washed out. The only one worth discussing was just below Anval.
Once we hit the ravine, we hiked upwards on a use trail for what I will guess was about 50 to 75 feet. (Not good at estimating) Got down into the ravine and went up it about 15 to 20 feet and then traversed out the downhill side (west side). Dropped down another use trail maybe 75 feet or so to the main trail and continued down to Mahogany.
Tried checking out other ways across but was late afternoon and was very hot and tired. Anyone being careful can make it across, but with future foot travel and weather, can see getting to the other side becoming problematic. Guess I won't be pulling my American Flyer up that trail anytime soon(joke intended).
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