The one time a year we run Firelane 15


Only the 3rd salamander I've seen in Forest Park

It's that time of year again-- when we grow tired of our usual, old routes in Forest Park and look at the All Trails Challenge for some inspiration. We like to start with the north end of the park, and check off all the nastiest firelanes first. So this time I decided to knock out Firelanes 15 and 12. I made the route, then we decided to adjust the distance by starting at Springville rather than the original at Germantown. I think this turned out much nicer-- although to our surprise Springville trailhead was just as crowded as Germantown.



Route:
Start at Springville trailhead off Skyline
FL7 - Ridge-- .38
Ridge - WW-- .44
Ridge WW to Newberry (ww 30.16)-- 9.48
Newberry (ww 30.16) to FL15 (ww 28.63)-- 1.53 
FL15- Kielhorn-- .32
Kielhorn out & back-- .36
FL15 to Skyline-- .65 
FL15 back to FL12-- 1.34
FL12 down to Creston St-- 1
FL12 to BPA-- 1.51 
BPA to WW (27.45)-- .25
WW (27.45) to Waterline (ww 24)-- 3.45 
Waterline (ww 24) to Leif (10.17)-- .35 
Leif (10.17) to Springville (le 9.37)-- 0.8 
Springville to car (22.49)-- .71
Total 22.57

The gate at Kielhorn Meadow

Gate at the top of Firelane 15

Gate at the bottom of Firelane 12

Waterline was a muddy slide

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