We rode this trail two weeks ago and then again yesterday. The trail is in good condition. All mudholes are passable. A bit more mud this time than two weeks ago- they must have had a recent good rain. When we pulled into the parking lot, there was a heavy black cloud hanging over us (we started noticing it at Kings River) and we thought we might be in for some rain, but it blew the other way and we had sun for our ride. We rode clear up boulder creek valley to the start of Chitna Pass.
Has anyone here done Chitna pass? Would it have been passable this time of year? We're interested in doing the complete loop to Pinochle.
Some jerk had parked his truck on the trail and was camped right in the trail. We made it clear going through what we thought of that as we're squeezing past his truck. He had left by the time we came out and left a bunch of garbage. He'd also left a receipt with his name on it and I've half a mind to report him. He was not an ATV rider, just apparently someone who felt a need to pitch a tent and drink a bunch of beer and leave all his cans in the firepit.
Other than that, the only people we even saw on the trail were about 6 separate off-road trucks and one other ATV rider. Have to say I'm surprised more people don't ride on Purington, but it doesn't hurt our feelings to be away from the crowds.