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Sunset Trail status?

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avatar Sunset Trail status?
July 29, 2013 11:59PM
Are there any segments of the old "Sunset Trail" that started at the foot of Avalanche Falls (Avalanche Creek) next to the Merced River (about 1/2 mile south of the Arch Rock entrance station) and went all the way up to Wawona Road that is still recognizable and passible? There was once a footbridge that crossed the Merced River to get to the start of the trail. But I'm not sure where the "Sunset Trail" ended along Wawona Road to see if it can still be traversed downhill starting from the Wawona Road (or the old Wawona Road).

The Sunset Trail is mentioned here:

“Leaving El Portal, the road parallels the north bank of the Merced, passing beneath gnarled oaks and silver-gray digger pines. In the high water of early spring, Indian Creek, across the canyon, descends over the picturesque Chinquapin Falls. Entering the gateway of Yosemite National Park, we follow up the riotous Merced River, noting here and there a hardy yellow pine or an incense cedar venturing down to the canyon bottom. About two miles inside the park is Avalanche Falls across the river. The trail bridge below is the crossing of the Sunset Trail, which ascends past the foot of the fall and climbs 2500 feet to the Wawona Road to see if it can be traversed downhill starting from the Wawona Road (or the old Wawona Road).


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/30/2013 12:00AM by plawrence.
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