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kymyers

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Turtleback Arch Trip Report
« on: March 30, 2017, 08:52:39 AM »

Ventured down the rock bridge trail and back past Turtleback Arch this week.  A couple of thoughts.  1.  Too early for wildflowers.  I thought the early warming trend might have things really blooming, but that trail was pretty barren.  2.  Does anyone have better directions to bearpen still?  I have looked a couple of times and can't find it.  (was a little too wet for serious bushwacking this time)  3.  Turtleback is a neat arch and the resulting hike is excellent.  4.  Don't bother with the Dog Fork overlook.  There is a SERIOUS blowdown of trees just past the last campsite.
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Re: Turtleback Arch Trip Report
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 02:18:13 PM »

I sent you a PM with the details of the location.
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Re: Turtleback Arch Trip Report
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017, 03:12:37 PM »

did you run into my sons and father on the trail Saturday? followed us for a bit towards Pooch's Turtle Falls?
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Re: Turtleback Arch Trip Report
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017, 08:00:32 PM »

4.  Don't bother with the Dog Fork overlook.  There is a SERIOUS blowdown of trees just past the last campsite.

Yes, it is nearly impossible to get to now. 
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Re: Turtleback Arch Trip Report
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2017, 02:09:57 PM »

"did you run into my sons and father on the trail Saturday? followed us for a bit towards Pooch's Turtle Falls?"  We didn't see anyone on Swift Camp Creek trail.  Only one couple on Rock Bridge, and someone's (real wet) campsite above creation falls.  Tuesday was a pretty barren day on the trails...oh darn.
Thanks for the PM.  The blowdown at the head of Bearpen Branch had us in the creek and back up past the ridgeline.  Didn't go back up the branch.  Will have to try it next time.
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Re: Turtleback Arch Trip Report
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2017, 12:29:21 AM »

AH. You never know, thought I'd ask.

There were a lot of people on SCC when we hiked it, must have been a different day??

I did see a few couples, one had a small dog.
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