“A technical challenge to get from one ridge to the next. Interesting creek crossings.”
— Jon Sundquist
This trail got its name when Yukon the dog was out on a trail building day and decided he wanted to take a bite out of a porcupine. That didn't turn out too well. But the trail did. This is a technical trail with many rock features and some tricky creek crossings made somewhat easier with fords built up from local rocks.
This trail starts where Mutton Hollow Trail
ends at the old logging road we call "Connector". You go right on this old logging road for about a hundred feet where it takes a left between two large trees.
This traverses a sometimes wet sidehill which is full of the aroma of wild leeks in springtime. A sharp right takes you over some strategically placed boulders to get you across a flow that is very heavy in spring and dry the rest of the year.
If you make it across that without dabbing, the next creek crossing gives you an even greater challenge. This time, the right onto the rock ford is at the bottom of a short descent. It's not as hard as it looks, just keep some momemtum going.
After one more creek crossing, the trail climbs on a big bench cut with some nice scenery to the right as the creekbed drops away. This leads to a short descent with a sharp left at the bottom. Continue on a short bit to an intersection with a small trail on your right. Straight ahead of you will be the start of Mutton Hollow Trail