Reaching the Whitepine Creek Ford


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The trail along Whitepine Creek starts out relatively gentle and well-traveled. It is narrow, with a few stony and brushy places, but overall a pretty good day trip or overnight camp trip for kids. At 2.3 miles, there is a well-marked trail junction — continue gently down to the right 0.1 miles to reach a large creek-side camp. Beware of rabbits!

Just before reaching the camp, say hello to this old cedar tree. I suspect that it doesn't rate as one of the largest trees in the region because it is actually a cluster of three very large trees tightly grown together to make one giant trunk. For reference, my hiking stick is about 4 feet long.