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Silver Fish rd conditions to Stone Cabin Flat

Who's been to "Stone Cabin Flat"?  What's the road/trail like past White Saddle?  I am wondering if I could bike all the way or should I plan on changing to hiking at some point.  Enthusiastic but not very strong biker.  I'm familiar with getting to White Saddle.  Thanks!
HikeUp

I've hiked/walked to White Saddle from Monrovia Canyon Park. The road is a steady but somewhat gentle climb (an average 420 ft/mile gain from park entrance - 915' up to 3220' in 5.5 miles by my best estimates). There is a really steep part at the very beginning to get up and over Sawpit Dam - so don't get discouraged by that...it gets gentler once you're past the dam. Maybe walk the bike up to that point?

Once at White Saddle I've hiked/walk south to Mt. Bliss. Road and short off trail up to peak was easy and clear. The road down to Stone Cabin Flat was extremely overgrown (this was back in 2008!!! - see my pictures).

A bike would not have made it more than 10 feet is my best guess. At that time the road down to Stone Cabin Flat was unpassable without excessive cross country or on old road bed bushwahckery. Since then there have been further updates on the conditions. Search this forum for "Stone Cabin Flat". I believe AW posted some info. There also was a bit of discussion when that area burned a year or 2 ago. I don't think the fire got as far north as the Flat but it got to near Mt. Bliss and maybe a bit north of that - so maybe some of the raiod was cleared by the fire.
HikeUp

Picture 24 shows a glimpse of the top of the road that heads down to Stone Cabin Flat - to the left of the water tank.
HikeUp

Found the link AW provided...

http://centerlinerule.blogspot.co...awpit-and-silverfish-machete.html
Slowest_Hiker

Yikes!  I'll plan on a bike-n-hike, or perhaps a bike-n-bail.  

The final fire ops map indicates it didn't burn.  Looks like part of the road was cleared for fire line, but not the whole length.

Thanks!
HikeUp

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The final fire ops map indicates it didn't burn.  Looks like part of the road was cleared for fire line, but not the whole length.

Good update. Have fun!
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