In this area, the original route can be seen where past generations traveled in single file to climb Prospect Hill. We always find it amusing when there are signs claiming sites like this are original wagon ruts when we all know that is not true. Logic tells us the trail evolved over time. At first, it was probably a deer trail that was followed by fur trappers and mountain men. Eventually, wagons followed it and then the handcarts. As technology evolved, the trail evolved with it and the trail was used by cars and trucks. Then, the new road was built and the original road was abandoned. Many years later, someone put up a sign declaring it to be original wagon tracks. The other problem is that the road becomes closed to motorized traffic. When that happens, the road begins to return to nature. Erosion takes over, destroying what is left of the original route, and some day this road will completely disappear.