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PostSun Jul 25, 2021 7:06 pm 
We hiked this trail today. A lot of the area the trail passes through has been logged, long ago. You can see the big old stumps. How do you suppose they got the logs out of there? I saw no hints of roads or RR tracks.

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PostSun Jul 25, 2021 7:45 pm 
There was a logging railroad up Pratt Creek long ago.

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PostSun Jul 25, 2021 9:15 pm 
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The logging road ran up the west side of Stegosaurus Butte, on the opposite side of Rain Creek from the trail. You can detect faint traces of it when heading up the Stegosaurus Butte if you are paying attention.

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PostMon Jul 26, 2021 9:30 am 
puzzlr wrote:
The logging road ran up the west side of Stegosaurus Butte, on the opposite side of Rain Creek from the trail. You can detect faint traces of it when heading up the Stegosaurus Butte if you are paying attention.

Ah, that explains it.
The area that was logged along the Rainy Lake trail is actually quite lovely. Nice tread, lots of shade, sounds of the creek.....gets very steep and rooted up towards the lake. It's a long-ish 3miles.

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