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This is the way...
10-APR-2007 2007 by Gary Robertshaw

This is the way...

From just to the left of the rockfall sign on the Trail, looking upward.
There is a way through this mess, but you have to go up to find it.
Head for the two pine trees on the left side of the photo.
As you get to the first rocks, you will see a way to get through the rockfall, over, under, around, and through.
(Note: This photo was actually taken as I came DOWN from the trail. Up to that point, I had no idea where I should have gone up, but this is the way)

From the left of the rockfall sign, look for the large tree you see at right, and the two pines above; there are several ways through the rocks, but head in the general direction of those two pines.

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Ed. 06-Jul-2010 23:15
This is the critical juncture. Step downhill from the Rockpile sign about 10 feet. Look up the hill in the 30-40 yard range looking for the boulder with the pyramid shaped up turned point. Behind it is a flat topped boulder where the trail starts immediately behind it. When I was there 5/27/10, someone had erected a fairly large cairn on that flat topped rock just to the left of the pyramid shape that could be seen from the trail. This trail has a huge payoff to effort ratio. The Valley was packed on Memorial weekend. My son and I saw one other party on the trail.
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