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Lost hiker encounter

Postby jack_glendening on Thu May 12, 2022 5:49 pm

Today when ascending the old Twitchell road to Twitchell Flat I encountered a backpacker and his dog coming down the West Fork of Limekiln Creek. Turns out he had gone out Kirk Creek Trail to Vicente Flat, then taken Stone Ridge Trail in an attempt to reach Goat Camp. Somehow he lost the trail and ended up descending the West Fork. When asked about a map, said he had a photo of a map on his phone. He was in good shape, not injured, as was his dog. He asked how to get to Kirk Creek Campground and I directed him to the Alvin Trail. Dropped by Limekiln SP afterward and learned they had seen him so all ended well. So the West Fork must be more amenable to travel than the Middle Fork, about which I've heard horror stories.
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