7/19/2010 – Plaza Trail – 783

Date of Hike: 7/19/2010
Location of Hike: Plaza Trail - Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness
Trail Number: 783
Weather during Hike: Sunny
Hiking Buddies: Don
Start Time: 10:15 AM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Hike Distance: 7 miles
Pictures: Link
Hike Map:


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Description of Hike:
This was a hike up the old Plaza Trail off the 4610 (Abbot) road just before the Twin Springs campground which is now all bermed off. We first stopped at the remnants of the old Plaza Guard station, which is mostly just an old fireplace and foundation for a garage now, but was interesting to see.

Farther up the trail we stopped at Sheepshead rock, which offered a beautiful view of the terrain, most of which is untouched (not a patchwork of recovering clearcuts).

In addition to the trail, we did a bit of offtrail travel to find the site of an old plane crash. It was interesting to see how little the area of the crash has recovered. Even more somber to think that quite a few people died in that crash.

The trail is pretty well graded, and was in really good shape. All in all a nice day.

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