September 14 & 15, 2011

SlipperyFord2011On September 14th and 15th OCTA members met for an outing on the Johnson’s Cutoff.





SlipperyFord2011Sites on the Johnson Cutoff, Swan Henry Toll Road, and Lincoln Highway were seen.





SlipperyFord2011Slippery Ford on Pyramid Creek The Johnson’s Cutoff crossed Pyramid Creek here.





SlipperyFord2011Larry Fritz, John Winner, Dick Young, Larry Schmidt, and Lloyd Johnson discuss the trail.





SlipperyFord2011Original site of Twin Bridges.






SlipperyFord2011Along the Swan Toll Road and later the Lincoln Highway.

After a pre-dinner get together at Dick and Joan Young’s cabin everyone enjoyed dinner at Strawberry Lodge.



Johnson’s Cutoff Tour

  • Georgetown Junction
  • Ascent to the Ridge (Wright’s Road)
  • Silver Creek Ranch Site
  • Junction of Johnson’s Cutoff and Georgetown Pack Trail
  • Atherton Flat
  • Peavine Ridge
  • Peavine Hill
  • Granite Springs
  • The “Backbone”
  • Brockliss Grade
  • Brockliss Bridge
  • Fresh Pond
  • Union Hill (Junction with the Carson Route)