A view along the Big South Fork River between O&W Bridge and the mouth of Pine Creek from what will soon  be part of the John Muir Trail along the edge of Hurricane Ridge. (Independent Herald photo/Ben Garrett)
A view along the Big South Fork River between O&W Bridge and the mouth of Pine Creek from what will soon be part of the John Muir Trail along the edge of Hurricane Ridge. (Independent Herald photo/Ben Garrett)

The segments of the John Muir Trail at Honey Creek and Leatherwood will soon become one.

The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area has begun preliminary work on the portion of the trail that will traverse Hurricane Ridge southeast of the O&W Bridge, a distance of about 3.6 miles.

Big South Fork NRRA superintendent Niki Stephanie Nicholas said Friday that park crews are “at the very initial stages of prepping to start work on the connector.”

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