We left Tuesday about 730am and drove up through Pemberton to the Hurley river road. Holy smokes, the first maybe 10km were awful! So much washboard, my teeth rattled loose! We went through Gold bridge and took the Tyaughton fsr to Relay creek fsr. The road reports about relay creek fsr are true, cause I sure would not like to be stuck at the trailhead after some heavy rain.We got to the trailhead by 3pm and were on the trail by 3:30. We didn't know what kind of trail to expect and were surprised to see a very well worn double track that turned into a nice horse trail. After about a km, we came to the first Gang ranch cabin. It is quite amazing to think that gang ranch has been "around" since 1863 when it was founded by Jerome and Thaddeus Harper. By 1964 it reached one million acres but now it is by no means so mighty and is owned by the Saudi Arabian sheik, Ibrahim Afandi of Jeddah. So if you see a dude with some flowing robes riding around, best to just "smile and wave".
We traveled over [px]lorn1.jpg[c]relay pass[/px] and made our way down to the confluence of Graveyard and Big... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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