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Eric Willhite
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PostThu Dec 29, 2016 2:25 am 
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A bit of history for the hardest access area in Washington State.
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PostThu Dec 29, 2016 8:54 am 
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It is a felony to go into the Cedar River watershed but I think Gable Mountain access on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is harder yet. The razor wires, ground sensors, and motion detectors will assuredly have you wearing plastic handcuffs before you get anywhere near the top.
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PostThu Dec 29, 2016 2:08 pm 
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I agree with Mike's comment. I have long heard that Gable Mountain is the most inaccessible location in Washington. However, the Cedar River Watershed might be catching up, with the emergence of drone surveillance and increased awareness of eco-terrorism possibilities.

Cool find, Eric. Thanks for sharing.

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PostThu Dec 29, 2016 4:28 pm 
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I just checked my photos from trips with a view of the watershed and sadly I never took a shot in that direction  frown.gif

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PostTue Jan 03, 2017 11:17 am 
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Mike Collins wrote:
It is a felony to go into the Cedar River watershed

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You can visit the Watershed most pleasantly during the summer on excursions planned by the staff to various highlights - I recommend the summer trip to Findley Lake and other old growth ecosystems, led by Clay Antineau who is either a forester or biologist with the Watershed.  Findley is a remote lake far in the interior of the Watershed that has an old UW research station situated at it - and gets at most a few dozen visitors per year.  In all you may spend 1-2 hours riding in vans on roads and a few miles hiking, but listening to Clay and hearing his views on the place was priceless.  http://www.seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/ProgramsTours/index.htm
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PostTue Jan 03, 2017 12:24 pm 
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What.  No pictures.   wink.gif

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PostFri Jan 13, 2017 6:55 pm 
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Isn't  Service Falls on the upper Queets almost inaccessible? As is, never photographed?
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PostFri Jan 13, 2017 9:38 pm 
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boomheist wrote:
almost inaccessible?

We were discussing legal access.  But, yes, Service Falls looks much harder when it comes to effort required.  Although I have a 1913 article about some people chasing a possible Big Foot into the canyon.

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PostMon Jan 16, 2017 5:44 pm 
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boomheist wrote:
Isn't  Service Falls on the upper Queets almost inaccessible? As is, never photographed?

Service Falls has been photographed (the main falls aren't shown in that article though), but yes it is for the most part functionally inaccessible.

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