“The new ribbon trail begins with a stump with an old man’s face carved into it.” – Pete
Thanks to Pete’s comments, we have some clarification on the status of Ribbon creek. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but from what I can ascertain, there’s still no passable trail from the parking lot to the Link junction at 2.5K.
To access the trail beyond the Link junction at 2.5K, you have to cross the bridge in the parking lot, go .9K up Terrace, turn right onto Kovach, then right onto Link. You’ll come to the new bridge at the end of Link at which point you can access the re-constructed Ribbon creek trail going west.
If you turn east at the Link junction(taking the old Ribbon creek trail towards the parking lot) you will come to some near-impassable log-jams and creek crossings. Not recommended at this time.
More details from Pete’s comment:
“The new ribbon trail begins with a stump with an old man’s face carved into it. The original lower section of ribbon is passable but not recommended! Lots of creek crossings and route finding. It took my friend and I a while to get through that section (awe inspiring flood damage!). Its unlikely that the lower section will be fixed this summer. I believe the government has to hire contractors with large machinery to repair that section.”
If you would like to reminisce about the old days, below are a few photos from Ribbon Creek before the flood.