Two incredible volunteers spent five days at the Twin Lakes Campground, hiking down each day to clear more of the upper half of the Twin Lakes Trail. Trees killed by a fire over thirty years ago had been rotting at the base and falling in great numbers. They cleared 33 trees with a chainsaw where allowed in the half mile from the trailhead to the wilderness boundary, and then another 50 by hand in the next three-quarters of a mile. Because the trail had not been maintained for so long, there was a sizeable quantity of brush growing fully across it that needed to be cleared, some of it one to two inches in diameter. They found relief from the summer heat at a small creek nearby.
More work remains to be done on the lower half of the trail, and some step-over logs removed. Given how overgrown the trail had become, this work party made amazing strides toward making the whole area more useable. Thank you volunteers!