Correction to Secor, McMurray Meadow Road (Split Mountain)
by Charles Schafer
The seven of us met at the point where
McMurray Meadow Road meets Glacier Lodge Road, and transferred everyone
into two 4-wheel drive vehicles for the trip in to the trailhead. We
expected some route-finding difficulty and were not disappointed. We'd
just passed McMurray Meadow when we crossed the two fords mentioned by
Secor, then continued on what looked like the main road. However, there
looked to be another road off to the left which was not mentioned. Things
deteriorated from here as the road continued south, then east, then into
what looked like a sandtrap. Another road (actually more of a pretend
road) had been spotted just before we came onto the sandtrap, so we
backtracked to it (actually we double-backtracked since we missed it the
first time back). This whisper of a path disappeared pretty quickly, so we
continued back to the two fords and followed the other road, which turned
out to be the right one. From here, the route description helped a little
(we saw the two road signs mentioned), but at one point Secor talks of
turning here, then turning there, when all we did was follow the main road.
That part was not too hard. Finally, after two hours, we reached the
We quickly set to the trail, which really isn't hard to find if you know
where to look (or read the big sign on the board at the trailhead) and
ignore the maps which are in error.
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Safe climbers must be able to understand the terrain
and topography of the area they travel in, and they
must make wise route finding choices based on their
own knowledge, experience and observations.