Sunday, 18 November 2007
Granite Lake Trail
Today we parked at the Y at Burma/Larson /Alaska Pine Roads. We parallel parked. We hiked up Burma road just a little ways and went in on the trail. We came to Spaghetti Junction and took the right hand fork which takes you on the Black Water Trail. We hiked along this trail until we got to the Hinogo Trail where we turned there and hiked along until we came to Plantation Road which we followed along until we came to the Granite Lake sign. We turned up here and hiked along to Granite Lake. There is a little bit of road walking as the trail comes out onto Granite Lake Road and then it is just a short hike to the Lake. The trail was clear, there were no blow downs. We returned via Edges Way and the bridge(see above) was not safe to go on as the high waters had washed out half the support for the bridge and it was resting on one side on some gravel and the other side had no support at all. Taking this way out brings you back to the Spaghetti Junction on the Sweetwater Trail. The day was beautiful, blue sky and sun. 23 people participated in this hike.
As an aside, there is a bike trail on Edges Way on Blackwater side on the lower trail that takes out to Spaghetti Junction.