I wanted to see what the new road to trail conversion looked like on the lower portion of this trail. Our previous hikes, after the conversion, have bypassed the lower portion of the trail by using the "shortcut" trail (see Revolution Peak Cabin 2013-06-13). The shortcut saves almost three miles on the round-trip. I believe the conversion was a great success. Although on the upper portions of the trail, that are above the snow line, the removal of small culverts has resulted in many snow canyons. These can be very difficult to navigate when the snow is deep.
The new trail head, quite different from the muddy road with a gate that you had to climb around.
A large culvert used to be here, it prevented any access to the creek. Blue likes it better this way.
A log seat with a view of several Middle Fork peaks. I think this is a portion of one of the logs from the old logging road bridge across Granite Creek.
The log bridge that replaced the old logging road bridge.
The bigger of the Granite Lakes.
The cabin on the way to Revolution Peak.