FKT: Angela Tieri - Sterling Mine Ditch Trail (OR) - 2021-01-23

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one way
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3h 30m 44s

Grub Gulch to Little Applegate TH. My husband dropped me off at GG and picked me up LA. About 45 minute drive between the THs. My first time doing the whole trail. Kept effort easy, just wanted to set the standard for other women to chase. Bunch of downed trees in the first 10 miles. Trail pretty muddy and chewed up in spots - looks like some horses came through on the soft ground. Lost the trail at mile 20 because of downed trees and branches across the ditch. Took me a few minutes of bushwhacking to get back on course. This kinda took the wind out of my sails for the last climb up to the ridge. Seems like the Tunnel Ridge to Little Applegate section is not frequented often. It was a bit overgrown and slightly hard to follow. 

Pretty busy day out on the trail. Stopped twice to chat with runners and once for bathroom break. Will be trying this route again from the other direction!