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Bridge to Glen Aulin camp damaged
June 17, 2017 11:36AM
https://vimeo.com/222018804


Other uploaded videos from PCT hiker Daniel Windsor:
https://vimeo.com/professionalvagrant/videos/page:2/sort:date


Silver Creek:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc0fokKgq-s

another stream crossing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNg4rONO92E

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/26/2017 07:57PM by KenS.
avatar Re: Bridge to Glen Aulin camp damaged
June 18, 2017 12:41PM
Wow. Isn't that bridge the only way into that camp?
Re: Bridge to Glen Aulin camp damaged
June 19, 2017 11:33AM
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Paris92
Wow. Isn't that bridge the only way into that camp?

One can cross-country from the bridge over the Tuolumne River above Tuolumne Falls over to the GA HSC along the north side of the river. Also, Conness Creek is not too forbidding later in the season. One could probably find a safe alternative crossing or wade after the big runoff subsides.
Re: Bridge to Glen Aulin camp damaged
June 18, 2017 06:25PM
Hmmm. I don't recognize that as the bridge to Glen Aulin. The water is going the wrong direction, too...
avatar Re: Bridge to Glen Aulin camp damaged
June 18, 2017 07:33PM
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hikerchick395
Hmmm. I don't recognize that as the bridge to Glen Aulin. The water is going the wrong direction, too...
But it is. Here a shot from the same spot as that video was shot, but from this angle you can see the White Cascade for orientation. The bridge is over Conness Creek which runs left to right (north to south) in the video and photo.

Re: Bridge to Glen Aulin camp damaged
June 18, 2017 08:12PM
Isn't the White Cascade part of the Tuolumne River?
avatar Re: Bridge to Glen Aulin camp damaged
June 19, 2017 04:21AM
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Ohnivy-Drak
Isn't the White Cascade part of the Tuolumne River?

Yes that's right.

Coming from TM to GA you follow the river west. You pass White Cascade on your right, come down past the pool below the Cascade, and turn right (north) and cross a bridge over the river. That's not the bridge in question here. A few dozen yards up the trail is another bridge to the right that crosses Conness Creek and takes you into the HSC, this is the bridge in the video.

Lookie here. Yellow arrows are direction of travel from TM:





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/19/2017 04:55AM by JRinGeorgia.
avatar Re: Bridge to Glen Aulin camp damaged
July 01, 2017 12:31PM
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JRinGeorgia

Lookie here. Yellow arrows are direction of travel from TM:


The link to your photo is broken.



Leave No Trace
Re: Bridge to Glen Aulin camp damaged
July 01, 2017 08:33AM



As of Thursday, this bridge is 30 yards downstream. It may have traveled further by now. (NPS photo)
Re: Bridge to Glen Aulin camp damaged
July 01, 2017 03:03PM
hikerchick's photo and report would suggest that the correct word to describe the bridge is now "destroyed" rather than "damaged". I'd think that a large percentage of the wood members wouldn't be reusable in this condition.
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