Hike Distance: 8.5 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 1392 miles
Elevation Gain: 1215 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 147502 feet
Heading out on Hwy 26 we decided on hiking the Pioneer Bridle Trail. We usually wait until colder weather to hike this area but decided it would be a change from the usual. To shake things up a bit, we decided to go through the Camp Creek Campground and hike the Still Creek Trail. We took the Still Creek Trail all the way to Still Creek.
There were no hikers on the Pioneer Bridle Trail, which was surprising since it was such a spectacular day. Once we got on the Still Creek Trail, there were several groups of people hiking it, but it still felt fairly empty. We met one couple that were hunting for chanterelle mushrooms, and had limited success. They found evidence that many other people were looking for mushrooms, which isn’t very surprising.
The Still Creek area near NF2612, which had been accessible, has now been restored for improved Salmon habitat! We talked with a local who said they are eliminating all the dispersed sights along this road as it was destroying the creek. I believe this is a very good thing to do to keep the creek’s clean. 🙂