Ranger Unit: High Sierra Ranger District
Wilderness Area: Ansel Adams
Trip Date: July 15 & July 16, 2017
Start TH & End TH: USFS Trail 28E16 – Devis Bathtub
- Marissa O.
- Gene W.
Cleared trees off of 28E16
We road in about .25 farther and began to cut our second tree. Again, this area was passable
for hikers to hop over and packers to go around but the priority, of course, is to keep
everyone on the trail. A few steps down from this tree was another fallen tree with enough
room for the packers to go around on the trail, we removed the limbs so it wouldn’t stick
out as much but should be removed from the trail in the future.
About another half a mile down the trail was the tree the packers had no way around.
We decided to make this our priority for the rest of the day. I forgot to get a before
picture, unfortunately. There were 3 logs all resting upon each other in different
directions. With thorough thought and communication, we decided how we were going to
make the cut. We were successful in clearing this portion of the trail for the stock to walk
on. We spoke to a few hikers walking out that day and heard there was another large fallen tree up the trail, they said it would be passable on a horse.
Tree #1 Before:
Devil’s Bathtub is a popular half-day trail for the pack station so I am hoping the Forest Service or more volunteers can make their way up there soon to clear the trails. The entire area had many dead trees, many being supported by another tree- one good gust of wind and they will be on the trail.