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Hanger76

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Red-Byrd
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:22:26 PM »

Been looking at topo's of the area. Looks like a fun area to explore.  How much traffic does this area receive?? Anyone know??
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Re: Red-Byrd
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 06:39:34 AM »

Not crazy like Indian Staircase.   :D
Our trip out that-a-way we met a couple coming in (they were gonna camp), on our way out.
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Re: Red-Byrd
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 05:36:35 AM »

I don't believe it gets much traffic at all.  Its rough going back there, you won't cover near as much ground as quickly as you think.  Be prepared because you'll be on your own.
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Re: Red-Byrd
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 08:11:50 PM »

I don't believe it gets much traffic at all.  Its rough going back there, you won't cover near as much ground as quickly as you think.  Be prepared because you'll be on your own.

basically it's a tree-fest. If you can do it by crossing the river I recommend that. The other direction from Castle Arch is very long in comparison. Do not go alone.
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Re: Red-Byrd
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 10:45:30 PM »

Been looking at topo's of the area. Looks like a fun area to explore.  How much traffic does this area receive?? Anyone know??

It doesn't get much traffic since it's difficult to access. The easiest way in is from the South via Calaboose Ridge Road, to the old fire road. I don't know how comfortable I would be with leaving my car back there though. May want to make friends with some of the locals back there first, as it's questionable. Certainly don't leave any valuables and leave it unlocked to resist a broken window.

Other than that, there is apparently some interesting stuff back there. An abandoned homestead, also further buried as an old brick chimney that still stands, an old cemetery, lots of great stuff. Red Byrd itself is a beauty and you could spend a lot of time exploring. I would suggest coming in from Osborne Bend/Copperas TH and explore, but certainly this is advanced trekking only with topos and a GPS. Best to plan an overnight to maximize your time.
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