Does anyone know if you start the Fordyce Trail from Cisco Grove and go to the first river crossing and turn around you go back up a very steep hill; would you need lockers and a winch for that portion of the trail?
The normal starting point is on eagle lakes rd, I think you could make it down to the first water crossing without lockers or a winch. It will definitely take some careful spotting here is a picture of the last downhill before the river crossing
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Eyeing various trails in the region for a 2-3 day trip next year.