In early July we returned to hike a loop route on Mt. Embleton. In a wet spring the road to the parking areas was eroded to the point where one section is now 4WD, but we went slowly and parked at the upper parking area near the Fence Trail. We worked our way over to the Pine Loop Trail and on to the highest part of the mountain trails.
The trails on the east side were all very wet. The bridge was partly washed away, several stiles were down, and the trail ahead was just a streambed.
We hike the Mt. Embleton Trails once or twice every year, sometimes on snowshoes in the winter too. Right now they are in need of some TLC, but a few obstacles makes the hike a bit more of an adventure.