Sunday, April 2, 2017
The gate is open! We don’t have to hike the Roadside/Advanced Ski trails! Huzzah!
They’re not bad trails–after all, the Roadside trail is relatively flat and easy. The problem is that after a warm wet winter, the trails are a muddy disaster. That doesn’t mean the trails inside aren’t wet, just that most of them aren’t torn up from constant biking and hiking.
Location: Coopers Rock State Forest
Trails: Rhododendron, Mont Chateau, Ridge, Eagle Trails
Distance: 4.9 miles
Elevation: 1503-2232 feet
Temperature: 45-55 F
Because we’ve had a fair amount of rain, the creeks were running high, which meant, as I said, wet trails, but only the ridge trail was especially muddy, probably because it gets more bikers.
Here’s the creek at the bridge on the Mont Chateau trail. There was a lot of water running through.
Just past the bridge, as the trail starts uphill, we saw this.
Don’t think that’s what’s meant by “Leave Only Footprints”