From Cascade, proceed 25 miles east on Warm Lake Hwy. to S. Fork Salmon River road 474. Turn left (north) and go 1 mile. Turn right (east) on Cabin Cr. road 467. High clearance 4-wheel drive recommended. Proceed 3.5 miles to the gate. Motor vehicle access beyond this point is open only between June 1 and Sept. 15. Proceed 2.5 miles to Cabin Cr. Trailhead. Hike trail 086 0.5 mile, then go west on
Trout Cr. Trail 091. Hike 1 mile. Trail is steep and rocky.
The above is from the USFS website. We found that from the trailhead it was approximately just under two miles and about 1800' elevation gain.
|This was also Murphy's first official backpacking trip.|
He did extremely well with his new pack.
|I naively keep him on a leash for the first mile or so.|
It was much easier to let him free.
|Yes Murphy is a Lab. Yes he hates water. Murphy did great|
on the three crossings that we had. Baby steps.
|Dennis and Jordan.|
|We had to hike approx. two miles to reach the trail head.|
|Initially I was going to bring my hammock and hang on this trip.|
I instead decided that I would just bring my tarp to be more
versatile. It ended up working ok, however the DuoMid would
have been the best choice.
|This is what we woke up to. Approx. 3-4" of snow.|
|The trail was covered in snow and difficult to find.|
Thankfully we had Murphy who led us down the mtn.
|Murphy taking a nap while we were eating breakfast at Grandmas.|