Nice day for a hike. We parked at Hall Creek then hiked up to the trestle and crossed over Hall Creek to the start of the Change Creek trail. The old road heading up from the pond has been converted to a trail. It is a welcome change and much easier to walk on.
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Heading up the Change Creek trail.
The J's Landing sign has been replaced with a MMM Ridge trail sign.
The shortcut sign has been removed but the tree still bares the mark so it is easy to spot.
The old road, from the Pond trail up to the Great Wall trail, has been converted to a trail with a few 'rest stops' along the way. Stumps have been placed in the center with carved out seats.
This used to be a gully across the road. Now it's a great dog drink.
This is what the intersection with the Great Wall trail used to look like. To the left is Change Creek and to the right the Great Wall. Note the sign on the tree as a reference in the after picture below.
After the conversion it looks like they tried to hide the way to the Great Wall.
Once you pick your way through some tree branches and rubble, there is a converted trail for a short distance before hitting the road. The road was used to bring in the equipment for the conversion and is now smooth and clear of fallen rocks.
Log + chainsaw = stool
Mt Washington from the Great Wall
Top of the of the little peak on the south end of the Great Wall.
Looking down Mid-Mountain Mountain ridge. I spotted an orange speck on the ridge that turned out to be a hiker coming up the ridge. I was going to talk to him about the trail conditions but after he disappeared behind the last rock outcropping he reappeared and then sat down and took a break. Could it be too difficult to get around?