Lost on the purple trail

The plan was a quick loop of the purple trail to check out the trail work done a few weeks ago. Then if we had daylight remaining we would go up the orange trail to check out the new bridge and new trail we cut.

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First we have to pick up the scent to follow.IMG_20170414_183742

So far so good.IMG_20170414_184328

So many down trees from the wind storm. Most that are blocking the trail have been cut so the trail is passable.IMG_20170414_190135

I found a new house!IMG_20170414_185145

We found a Log!IMG_20170414_190756

This was a maze of downed trees. We stopped for a snack since we had a place to sit. However the trail markings were not really clear in here.IMG_20170414_190947

While busy looking for trail markers Harley killed time by rolling around in some unknown substance.

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Eventually we stumbled upon a creek and traced our way back to a different part of the trail, crossed the creek, and then decided to backtrack to the car.

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Good thing since we were losing light.

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Harley is going to keep me safe if the blair witch comes out

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Made it back to the trailhead, just before sunset.IMG_20170414_194734

The plan vs act

I think we came across some old blazes, from a bisecting trail that is no longer on the map. Once we spotted the trail on the other side of a small feeder creek, we decided to cross the creek then go backwards to reach the car.

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