yes there is two was to the trail leading down.
i saw those epics and my nether region shrunk. With my brother and dad, I camped down there right by the quarry just a stone throw away from the stream. We didnt want to bath in snow run-off but after a few day we stunk so bad we had too. We all jump (waded in) nutz deep into the cold as can be water. It wasn't all that pleasant but we were able to stay out for a few more days without the smell.
I fear paper cuts far more than firearms.