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Sep 14, 2015
The trailhead for the approach is actually AFTER mile marker 22. You can't miss it. However, whether or not that's 21.7 miles exactly, i'm not sure, but that's ultimately misleading since the mile markers are your best indicators on the ground.
We turned around at mile marker 22 to look back if we had missed the trailhead because of this. Also, note that the cascade pass road is closed to car and foot traffic starting mile marker 20 (which I think corresponds to El Dorado parking) as there is road work going on (road gets washed out regularly somewhere around mile 22). I'm not sure until when this is going on but probably a month (I was there on 9/12/15, they started work on 9/8/15).
Climbers have been walking to the trailhead despite the ban though. I think that as long as you avoid the times of day when machinery is operating, you're fine.
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