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    Default Gold Mine Hill / far northern Switzerland Trail spurs - Sunday



    So I was thinking about heading out on Sunday (big surprise) but want to stick close to home and make it more of a half day than full day. Iíd like to hit the below routes, which are basically the farthest north section of Switzerland trail that is not in the descriptions óó itís the best part too in my opinion. I wanna start from the opposite way we did it on New Years Day.... from the Sawmill road trailhead to the short looping spurs that run between Switzerland trail and Gold hill road, southeast of the intersection of these two roads.

    I think it will be 3-4 hours of wheeling depending on how stuck we get ( there will be some snowy sections). This area is not that heavily travelled because itís a little out of the way and itís not in most descriptions of Switzerland trail!

    The start of the trail is just up near the top of Lefthand Canyon (a couple miles before it enters Ward)... on the left side of the below map and running to the right


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    Default Re: Gold Mine Hill / far northern Switzerland Trail spurs - Sunda



    So far me and Mark Freeburg are going. Highrankingnoob RSVPd as a maybe asking if his stock Explorer with decent AT tires would make it. I think with a winch and shovel, yes! Without a winch it might not be a good trail for you because thereís going to be some snow and most likely some winching and shoveling to get thru a few spots. I have chains and am anticipating Iíll be using them! I might share a set with Mark if he wants since he has the same size tires. It is supposed to be sunny and warm on Sunday so the chains may never come out but Iím actually hoping Iíll need them!
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