Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mill Creek Canyon - Bowman Fork Trail

We were planning on doing the Terraces run up to Elbow Fork then down Pipeline but instead followed the Bowman Fork Trail. It's a terrific trail that is quite clear most of the way. The trail gets thinner after 2 miles and makes it a little slower on the way down. We stopped at the Alexander Basin turnoff and went up that trail for the view. The Bowman Fork trail would lead to Goblers Knob which is a pretty steep climb. I was surprised to see a turnoff for Alexander Basin. That would make a fun loop run but you would want to drop a car or have a 3-4 mile run down the canyon back to the car. We really enjoyed this trail and I'm looking forward to going up again and coming down Alexander Basin.

Total Miles: 6.8
Starting Elevation: 6042 ft
Max Elevation: 8554 ft
Ascent: 2512 ft 
Time: 2hrs
Runners: Jer, David, Colin and Ryan

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