Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Pratt is Tough Going

We went into the Pratt filming this last Saturday. Definitely tough going. Lots of brush grown up, especially in the area where the trail leaves the river and connects with the railroad grade (area between "Halfway House" and "Big Trees" sign). Might want to consider long pants if going up the Pratt. After the Big Trees sign, it's clear going.

If you cross the river you are going to find some really rough brush to get to the trail. The trail is hard to find that goes to the river. We did not go on the section between Gateway Bridge and the Pratt but suspect that last mile (old logging road) is probably pretty brushy as well.

Whole thing kind of speaks well for fall and winter Pratt expeditions.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Middle Fork Trail is Accessible

The road is in great shape to the Middle Fork trail.  Graded and smooth, it hasn't looked this good in a long time.

The Middle Fork trail is a great hike right now.  There are a few stream slide outs that you have to get through but nothing unreasonable.  I did the stretch from the Gateway bridge to Dingford Crossing and it was great.  Get out and enjoy!

BTW:  The worst stream wash out is the first one you come to.  The pink flags are a little sparse, so work your way across the sand and rock and remember the trail out is about the same level as the trail in.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Summer is Film Season

For project Sand Shed, now is the time to start filming. We may have a shorter window than we thought with some rumors that the MF road will be closed in mid September for more repairs through December.

Expect more news on filming and film dates in July and August.