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Brucester
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PostFri Jul 14, 2023 11:46 am 
I was looking at the trail on the National Geographic Topo and there's a spur that leads down to I-90.
Did folks park where the westbound bridge is today?

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PostFri Jul 14, 2023 1:43 pm 
Most trails along the I-90 corridor started out down there; even Twin Falls near North Bend. Construction of I-90 destroyed old access to these places and it took years to relocate trail heads and trails. It wasn't that long ago that Twin Falls was accessed off I-90; Snow Lake from Alpental, etc. Well I say "not long ago" ... within memory of many on this site. Old Signpost magazines were full of letters from hikers whining about how I-90 construction had destroyed access to some places, and folks were impatient about it.

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PostFri Jul 14, 2023 1:44 pm 
Back in the day I-90 was on the south side of the valley with a large snowshed, way back in the 30/40s US 10 was on what is now Tinkham Road and crossed to the South side and went up the road that goes to Denny Creek and up to the Alpental exit. Most of the trails are very old. Some maps show a spur going down to I-90 in the large first Avalanche track intersection with the present trail it is probably buried in debris in winter and in summer is a green hell.

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PostFri Jul 14, 2023 4:44 pm 
If I understand your question correctly, this thread from a couple years ago talks about it: Old Pratt Lake/Granite Mt. Trailhead

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