With my older brother in town visiting from Oregon, we decided to get the families together and hike from the Parsons TH to the "Old Alvarez homestead" to take a look around. This is all "Private Property" as posted on the gate and you will soon be turned around by the property owners about 1 mile into the hike. We had prior permission to enter the land because of family ties... It was my Grandfather/Grandmothers property at one time (now owned by the U.S. Forest). As a child we would spend most of our summers at the Ranch. Ah, the memories, i can go on for everrrrr, but i'll spare you the time. RIP Grandpa (Domingo Alvarez).