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PostSun Sep 01, 2019 9:26 pm 
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I wonder how much shorter the Commonwealth is?

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PostMon Sep 02, 2019 12:37 pm 
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Backpacker Joe wrote:
I wonder how much shorter the Commonwealth is?

About a mile.
Plus its a nice walk along the creek.
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PostMon Sep 02, 2019 4:26 pm 
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MyFootHurts wrote:
Backpacker Joe wrote:
I wonder how much shorter the Commonwealth is?

About a mile.
Plus its a nice walk along the creek.

Ive done it, I just didn't remember.  They created the newer trail to get out of the valley, and out of the snow earlier in the year.

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PostMon Sep 02, 2019 7:18 pm 
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Wow, that's a nasty road!  I always assumed it was in about the same shape as any of the other dirt roads in the area.  There's no way I could ride that with 33s.  Thanks for the report!
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PostTue Sep 03, 2019 8:40 am 
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I looked over the ridge to see if there was a good route from the pct to Kendall lakes a few months ago. I went over right between the L and D in Wilderness on Toms map above. There was a boot path on the pct side. No sign of one on the Kendall side. I did not go down far.
It looked like pretty easy side hilling over to the knob above the upper lake. Again, I did not go far but could see about 300 yards. Open hillside gave way to scattered trees.

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PostSat Jul 25, 2020 10:37 am 
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I was up at the lakes yesterday and the access road is washed out at the bridge over the creek about 1/2 mile before the previous parking area.  You now start close to the freeway interchange.

Big thanks to whoever brushed out the road.   It made riding a bike up there much, much easier.  I didn't have a chance to try the PCT cutoff but will do that next time.

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