Trip Report    

Day Hike - Dirty Harry's Balcony

A fine evening for dinner at Dirty Harry's Balcony

  • Road suitable for all vehicles
  • Trail  is rocky and rooty as that is the terrain, but otherwise in good shape. The forest bathroom is open, still there was poop and TP right beside the trail in places.

Parking lot was almost full as we arrived between 4:30 and 5:00 PM. There were still quite a lot of cars when we returned  just before 9 PM even though there were very few people on the trail then. I am not sure where the people from the cars were.

We enjoyed our hike, it was a fine evening. Most of the hikers we encountered were heading down and we had the balcony to ourselves for dinner. There was a large group of young people without masks or physical distancing at the river, we were able to stay six feet away from them. And several groups of 20 somethings coming down the trail without masks or care to maintain physical distancing. Very sad. As we went higher there were fewer hikers and most had masks.

Birdhouses are disappearing from the Birdhouse trail. We only saw one.