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Re: Soda Springs Trail

Postby K Vandevere on Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:10 am

Date Hiked: April 6, 2016
General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained)

This trail is short, but sweet. A nice oak grove and even a nice ceanothus "grove" provide shade. Beautiful view to the south, complete with wildflowers, at the top.

No encroaching poison oak. No deadfalls. No brush. No missing tread. No hassles from flies or ticks (on this day, anyway).
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Soda Springs Trail

Postby jbl on Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:46 pm

Date Hiked: February 13, 2016
General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained)

Walked up this last weekend on the way to Buckeye Camp, it is Wilderness Freeway, no brush encroachment or downed trees or branches. The view from the Soda Springs Trail/Buckeye Trail junction over towards Salmon Creek and the Mount Mars western ridge was beautiful, all is very green:

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Looking at the Very Green Western Ridge of Mount Mars
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Re: Soda Springs Trail

Postby trail_guy on Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:55 am

Date Hiked: August 13, 2015
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

Trail is mostly clear of poison oak. Washouts have been dug out and the trail has been reconstructed in spots. Stair steps have been installed at two locations on the trail where there are steep slopes. Small debris has been cleared away. NO drinking water on trail.
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Re: Soda Springs Trail

Postby trail_guy on Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:38 am

Date Hiked: July 17, 2015
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

Trail is mostly clear of poison oak. Trail in good condition. Small debris has been cleared away.
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Re: Soda Springs Trail

Postby trail_guy on Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:31 pm

Date Hiked: April 23, 2015
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

This is a short trail that allows you to access Buckeye trail north of Salmon Creek. Oak groves and nice views. Trail is mostly clear of poison oak. Washouts have been dug out and the trail has been reconstructed in spots. Stair steps have been installed at two locations on the trail where there are steep slopes. Small debris has been cleared away. NO drinking water on trail.
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Re: Soda Springs Trail

Postby K Vandevere on Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:32 pm

Date Hiked: February 18, 2015
General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained)

This trail is completely open and clear.
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Re: Soda Springs Trail

Postby gfelsman on Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:18 pm

Date Hiked: August 9, 2014
General Condition: Clear (no obstacles and tread well defined)

The trail is still clear with encroaching brush and a couple of downed limbs that need to ducked under. By next spring it may be overgrown again. It is filling in fast. A couple sections could use some tread work near the beginning of the trail as it traverses a rocky section of trail. Some PO is encroaching as well. Happy Hiking.
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Soda Springs Trail

Postby jbl on Sun May 18, 2014 7:01 am

Date Hiked: May 17, 2014
General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and/or well maintained)

This remains Wilderness Freeway, the fire crews did a great job; there's some minor PO and other encroachment in a few spots and a couple of small trees that need to be ducked under, but for the most part the trail remains pretty wide and very clear. Gary, I've heard good reports about your work on the Buckeye Trail (that section you worked is notoriously overgrown which is why I typically avoid it).
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Re: Soda Springs Trail

Postby gfelsman on Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:56 pm

Date Hiked: November 9, 2013
General Condition: Wilderness Freeway (Heavily used and well maintained)

Six of us went to do trailwork today in the Silverpeak Wilderness. We had originally intended to go to Cruikshank, but changed our Itinerary at the last minute. We ended up at the Soda Springs Trailhead. Looking for some work to do to our surprise, the fire crews had been on this trail and completely brushed this trail to the Buckeye Trail Junction. Thus we ended up working the Buckeye Trail between the junction and Soda Springs. See Buckeye trail report for more details.

It was a beautiful day with high clouds, a little fog and cool temperatures.

:D :) :D
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Re: Soda Springs Trail

Postby gfelsman on Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:47 pm

Date Hiked: July 28, 2012
General Condition: Difficult (brushy and/or many deadfalls, faint tread)

Just a quick note, the Soda Springs Trail from Hwy 1 to Buckeye Trail is overgrown. 20 people hiked this trail today. They had to push the berries and posion oak aside to get through.
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