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greenBlue WTB

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1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 196' 60 m
Descent: -297' -90 m
High: 9,495' 2,894 m
Low: 9,306' 2,836 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)

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Trail shared by Kristen McGlynn

A fun and winding trail with enough elevation gain to make it a challenge, and enough switchbacks to make it enjoyable.

Kristen McGlynn

Features Fall Colors · Wildflowers

Description

WTB can be accessed from the top of D4 or alternatively you can connect to the trail near its midway point from Akima's Way. This trail is a lovely singletrack that is all the more fun for being a bit overgrown around the edges. As you hike along, you'll at times feel like you are in a tunnel of baby aspen trees.

The trail starts with a slight downhill, winding through a more open area and at times crossing an old and faint doubletrack. Once you pass the junction with Akima's Way (stay left), you'll head down a small dip and then start climbing on a fun and winding singletrack, dodging around large boulders and sidestepping between young trees. What used to be a clear cut meadow is now in a stage of revitalization and re-grow.

The trail eventually switchbacks through some final tight turns that can be a bit loose and rocky so just watch your footing. The trail ends at FS894.2D (an unmarked, dirt road). You can turn left to connect to D2 Green for a nice loop or turn right to hike up the road for access to D2 and Elk Meadow.

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