So with no time to spare, we hopped on our bikes and headed for the Sea Bus. I brought a set of full weight mountaineering boots in my pack. These proved useful due to our bushwack adventure.
Klaus was already at the bus stop at Hyannis Drive which is a short block from Hyannis Trail head. The Hyannis trail is a high grade trail with a raised smooth gravel surface, with some extensive rock work on one washout. It goes through a spectacularly green mature second growth forest. There are numerous new trail signs at a few of the junctions. Higher up we crossed the Powerlines trail, then continued north on the TNT trail which was a rougher surface. These upper trails are used mostly by mountain bikers. If you look at Open Cycle Map, you see lots of trails marked, but there are even more trails not marked.
The big challenge in getting to Devil's peak from Blueridge and the Hyannis trail is how to cross Boulder creek. None of the maps we had available showed any trail crossing it, and we could tell from the map that it was in a deep gorge. At about 440m... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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