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Author Topic: Elephant Tusk Trail  (Read 1085 times)  

Offline bdann

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Elephant Tusk Trail
« on: January 11, 2012, 07:05:27 PM »
Anyone happen to know the distance between the ET trailhead and the Dodson junction?
thx
Brian
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Offline badknees

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Re: Elephant Tusk Trail
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 07:16:04 PM »
9.3 miles
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Offline Cookie

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Re: Elephant Tusk Trail
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2012, 07:42:28 PM »
Up hill     :dance:

Offline badknees

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Re: Elephant Tusk Trail
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2012, 08:04:51 PM »
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Offline jeffblaylock

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Re: Elephant Tusk Trail
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2012, 08:06:24 PM »
The trail is a bit hard to follow (traveling toward Dodson Trail) as it exits and skirts Fresno Creek. There are a number of deer trails criss-crossing it, and several cairns are hard to see.
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Offline bdann

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Re: Elephant Tusk Trail
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2012, 08:29:48 PM »
Thanks folks. 
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Offline dkerr24

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Re: Elephant Tusk Trail
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2012, 09:54:20 PM »
ET trail must carry a lot less foot traffic than the Dodson does.  It was heavily overgrown and looked like nothing more than a game trail at the intersection with the Dodson.  When I passed it in Feb '09, I wondered how long it had been since the last hiker had used it.

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Offline Verduretiger

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Re: Elephant Tusk Trail
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 05:29:46 AM »
It has been a while since I came in from the ET trailhead but I remember wandering around trying to find that trail before climbing up and getting my bearings.  That was one tough start. 

Offline steelfrog

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Re: Elephant Tusk Trail
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2012, 10:55:01 AM »
Lance and I were there last weekend. Not too hard to follow. But not as distinct as Dodson of course

 

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