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PostFri Sep 21, 2018 10:38 am 
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I made a slight  edit on my earlier post, not sure if you saw it.

I don’t know if there’ s a log at the old bridge site to use, but there is periodically, and would be great when the river is low. Those with ‘nads may be able to ford, but I lost my fording ‘nads at a failed attempt at Kennedy Creek at PCT years ago, and I haven’t found them since. Kennedy done run ‘em off but good.

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PostFri Sep 21, 2018 10:42 am 
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By the way, the massive brush situation is the actual Milk Creek trail, not the cross country route from the Suiattle parking area to the Milk Creek trail.

So no matter where you cross the Suiattle river, it's a brush bash on the Milk Creek trail. The brush in that one section the guy mentions in the WTA report has always been legendary, even when the trail was well maintained. I was lucky to go through the summer it was brushed out completely.

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PostFri Sep 21, 2018 10:42 am 
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Yes, I saw your edits and made my own!
The plan is to ferry across in my packraft, depending on hydraulics and flows.
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PostFri Sep 21, 2018 10:44 am 
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As for the brush bash, I know it'll be bad on the Milk Creek trail! smile.gif I was trying to avoid the hour it took the other trip reporter to get from the log crossing, to the start of the Milk Creek trail.
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PostFri Sep 21, 2018 10:49 am 
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Ah! OK, you're hip & savy and all that. Coolistic!

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PostFri Sep 21, 2018 10:51 am 
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Kim Brown wrote:
you're hip & savy and all that

Kim, pretty sure there are plenty of people who would disagree with you on that...  lol.gif

Apologies for the thread drift, Brushwork!
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PostFri Sep 21, 2018 11:23 am 
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I wonder how many people stumble upon the old old Milk Creek trail thinking it’s the current Milk Creek trail? They’re probably in the same rough condition nowadays.

If you’re coming from the brushbash after crossing at Suiattle trailhead, you may run into it thinking it’s the current trail. It runs paralell the river at the bridge site. Damian and I camped on it once, and I remember thinking how cool it was that there was a nice, flat spot at just the right place. Turns out, it was the old old trailbed.

Looking forward to a trip report.

And looking forward to a new bridge (segue back to the original subject)

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PostFri Sep 21, 2018 11:56 am 
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Here is a picture I took of the concrete support from 2 years ago.

https://www.wta.org/site_images/trip-reports/2016/tripreport.image.2016-04-03.1380385521/@@images/d43c1f65-e5bb-4f87-b634-458f0faddeaa.jpeg
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PostSat Sep 22, 2018 9:02 am 
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RumiDude wrote:
All those switchbacks climbing out of Milk Creak going north were so bad it is hard to imagine a horse being safe on it going either up or down

It's interesting reading how much the trail has deteriorated. I hiked that just after they built that section and the contractor was doing the finishing touches in 1967. It was a freeway then.
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PostSat Sep 22, 2018 9:49 am 
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The trail was in good shape until the flood. The switchbacks were mostly in an avalanche slope of brush. Brush grows back fast. I bet the rough track on Lime Ridge is about the same as most of it is in the alpine.

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PostSat Sep 22, 2018 11:42 am 
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Randy,  great information! That's  when the Suiattle trail was rebuilt as well. I guess the entire watershed was rebuilt then!

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PostThu Sep 27, 2018 2:58 am 
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I'd take a cable across just like on the Chilliwak.
If someone wants to dodge the massive amounts of brush in the valley bottom, go straight up either ridge.  Even an unofficial boot path going to Lime Ridge.  If you think Green mountain Lookout views are spectacular go up the ridge just north of the valley.

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PostSun Sep 30, 2018 10:59 am 
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The Everett Herald has a nice article on this today:
https://www.heraldnet.com/life/talking-trails-shes-restoring-access-to-the-wilderness/

My jaw dropped when I read that the entire MBS annual road budget is $60,000. That's just shameful.
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PostSun Sep 30, 2018 11:34 am 
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Malachai Constant wrote:
The trail was in good shape until the flood. The switchbacks were mostly in an avalanche slope of brush. Brush grows back fast. I bet the rough track on Lime Ridge is about the same as most of it is in the alpine.

My experience too.

The year before the flood the valley bottom just after the bridge was pretty brushy, but that goes with the territory.

The initial clearing will be an effort, maybe a few surprises, but it's mostly just brush so nothing too extraordinary.

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PostSun Sep 30, 2018 12:01 pm 
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Exmoor wrote:
My jaw dropped when I read that the entire MBS annual road budget is $60,000. That's just shameful.

What was the gross dollar volume for timber sales on the MBSNF last year?

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