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PostWed Mar 06, 2019 10:32 am 
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I just heard back from NPS-Olympics. They said the Elwha River road will not be rebuilt for AT LEAST 5 YEARS. They hope to rebuild it uphill from present location . Bummer! frown.gif

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PostWed Mar 06, 2019 11:02 am 
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Well gosh darn it. Wish it could be sooner.

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PostWed Mar 06, 2019 1:36 pm 
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Yesterday it was clogged with snow. No bike riding up it for a little while.
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PostWed Mar 06, 2019 2:08 pm 
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Hiking or bike riding the road to get to the Appleton Pass TH is really not that bad.  If fact, I had the Hot Springs and the Boulder Creek Campsite completely to my self last summer due to the road closure. Also, during the hike  up to Appleton Pass nary a soul was seen.  Quite a contrast to how it used to be.  Selfishly, I would prefer that they never reopened the road to car traffic and that it would be like the Dosewallips.
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PostWed Mar 06, 2019 2:12 pm 
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Its barely an inconvenience if you have an electric mountain bike  up.gif
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PostWed Mar 06, 2019 2:36 pm 
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MyFootHurts wrote:
Its barely an inconvenience if you have an electric mountain bike  up.gif

Yea that's a great idea, leaving your expensive electric mtn bike at the trailhead.

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PostWed Mar 06, 2019 5:48 pm 
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hmm.... nuts!

The Elwha River/Goblin Gate/Humes Ranch lollipop hike was always such a nice place to take my non-hiker/older relatives & friends....  (better late than never... cause its not like they're going to make the madison falls parking lot any larger to accommodate more visitors at the gate right?)

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PostWed Mar 06, 2019 8:25 pm 
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RumiDude wrote:
MyFootHurts wrote:
Its barely an inconvenience if you have an electric mountain bike  up.gif

Yea that's a great idea, leaving your expensive electric mtn bike at the trailhead.

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I hide it in the woods locked to a tree.
And even if I left in plain view, who hikes 7 miles with bolt cutters to look for bikes to steal?
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PostWed Mar 06, 2019 10:54 pm 
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A lot of people don't want to steal the whole bike, the parts are valuable and come off with a hex wrench.  Ask me how I know.
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PostThu Mar 07, 2019 5:36 am 
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MyFootHurts wrote:
Its barely an inconvenience if you have an electric mountain bike  up.gif

Is the road open to motorized vehicles?
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PostThu Mar 07, 2019 7:33 am 
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Is the road open to motorized vehicles?

Probably not. But I'll start following trail rules when dog owners do.
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PostThu Mar 07, 2019 9:19 am 
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I usually ride an old cheap mountain bike to the TH and hide it in the woods locking it to something immovable. Always has  been there when I return. Not sure I would leave an expensive motorized bike at the TH though.
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PostFri Mar 08, 2019 11:05 am 
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MyFootHurts wrote:
Pahoehoe wrote:
Is the road open to motorized vehicles?

Probably not. But I'll start following trail rules when dog owners do.

Excellent attitude!

People who dont bury their poop probably say they will when you start following the rules.
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PostFri Mar 08, 2019 3:42 pm 
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Excellent attitude!

People who dont bury their poop probably say they will when you start following the rules.

You ever changed anyone's opinion or behavior with your constant lectures?
Just wondering.
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PostFri Mar 08, 2019 8:42 pm 
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I always bury my poop...under my friends tent... up.gif  up.gif
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