A little further up the grade we find a gate which is to keep motorized vehicles out. A well worn path goes around the gate on the left side. I'm not sure who owns the land downgrade of this gate.

A blowup of the signs in case you can't read them above. The lower sign is prominently displayed in several locations down by the parking area on the Lightner Creek road.

Just beyond the gate I spotted my first spike along the grade.