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    Quote Originally Posted by TNhiker View Post
    Its about a quarter (maybe a touch longer or shorter) mile from what's now know as the "tourist bunion".......

    small trail going through the brush, at least ten years ago when I was last up that way...
    Thanks TN!

    Charlie's is on my agenda for my hike next month. I'll try to find the real one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSPeabody View Post
    Since this thread has bean brought back up, and I know HooKoo is still around....I have to ask what is the REAL Charlie's Bunion? I didn't realize there were two.
    If you look in Google Earth (or satellite view of Google Maps), you can clearly see the trail that goes pretty much strait up a hill:
    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.6383.../data=!3m1!1e3
    Scroll out from that link and you'll see Google Map's waypoint for Charlies Bunion at the "tourist" bunion off to the left.

    But keep in mind the satellite image shown was captured in late November. If you go during the summer, expect growth that is 4' tall mostly hiding the trail.

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    The spur trailís easier to spot in the winter time. You can see the spur trail on the satellite imagery. Itís pretty easy to follow if you can find the start in the summer weeds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HooKooDooKu View Post
    If you look in Google Earth (or satellite view of Google Maps), you can clearly see the trail that goes pretty much strait up a hill:
    https://www.google.com/maps/@35.6383.../data=!3m1!1e3
    Scroll out from that link and you'll see Google Map's waypoint for Charlies Bunion at the "tourist" bunion off to the left.

    But keep in mind the satellite image shown was captured in late November. If you go during the summer, expect growth that is 4' tall mostly hiding the trail.
    Thanks for the info and the google map image.
    So if I come to the intersection of Dry Sluice Gap Trl, then I've gone too far, backtrack and look for the trail uphill to the Real CB.
    Thanks again, and to Ashepabst as well!

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    Another clue is that the trail splits off in the middle of a clearing. It kinda looks like it was old landslide on the south slope of the Bunion from long ago.


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    Wow, I have passed that spur trail a handful of times and never knew what it was. Next time!

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