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dave allyn
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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 2:20 pm 
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The road accessing Eightmile and Stuart/Colchuck trailheads has been gated.
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PostSun Nov 15, 2020 1:17 pm 
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Is this a seasonal thing?
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PostSun Nov 15, 2020 2:10 pm 
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Yes. Should reopen just before permits are required.
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PostSun Nov 15, 2020 8:10 pm 
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It's not a problem. You just can't drive to the trailhead. The road gets skied or snowshoed probably every day of the winter.
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PostSun Nov 15, 2020 8:52 pm 
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The gate helps protect the road from "Jeepers" pushing up the road in high clearance vehicles, getting stuck and then doing various sorts of engineering to retrieve stuck vehicles.   Later in the spring as the road melts out, it will be soft and muddy.  Without a gate, the road would get a lot of potholes and erosion from vehicles traveling it while it is saturated.   

Given the overuse of the area, perhaps they should decomission the road beyond the gate.
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PostMon Nov 16, 2020 6:54 am 
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no
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PostMon Nov 16, 2020 8:38 pm 
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timberghost wrote:
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