The older satellite images show that there was, at least at one point in time, some type of access road or trail connecting Government Camp and the little neighborhood around Summit Prairie Rd.

100 1973The access road or trail looks to be completely demolished now and does not provide a way to get through. So we did a little poking around to see if we can find some way to get through from Government Camp without having to walk 2 miles on the shoulder of Highway 26.

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First we tried an unnamed road and ended up on the back side of Ski Bowl East.

100 1994Then we did find what looks to be a brand new trail that does in fact connect to Still Creek Campground just north of Summit Prairie Rd. Did not get any pics of the new trail, and perhaps best not to let everyone know too much about it?

100 1983Here is a pic from the top of the ridge along Kinzel Lake Rd about halfway to the Veda Lake Trail-head.

And here are a couple of pics from Government Camp while waiting for the shuttle home.
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