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PostMon Jul 27, 2009 3:55 pm 
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Worked with the BCH, PCTA, and forestry service over the weekend to put in almost a quarter mile of brand new trail near Government Meadow. PCT hikers wont have to walk on forest road anymore there.

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Was hot hot hot and Washington's state bird (the lovely mosquito) was out in force. As  I mentioned we put in about .25 miles of new trail. We also built one new bridge, replaced the old bridge near the Ulrich cabin, and graveled in a section of Maggie Creek trail in the Norse Peak wilderness area.

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This was my first time on a trail work party Tired, dirty, and sore but had a great time!


More pics, and details here

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PostMon Jul 27, 2009 5:24 pm 
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Great photos.

Say, isn't there an old 4X4 road that runs right through there close?

Back in the 1960s, my uncle's Jeep club and one from Yakima opened up the old Naches Pass road/trail more or less, and IIRC, that route went right up there through or close to Gov't meadows.

One time, Don McCune's old Exploration Northwest did a program on one such trek.

A beautiful area.
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PostMon Jul 27, 2009 5:36 pm 
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Nice work

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PostTue Jul 28, 2009 7:35 am 
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Dave Workman wrote:
Great photos.

Say, isn't there an old 4X4 road that runs right through there close?

Back in the 1960s, my uncle's Jeep club and one from Yakima opened up the old Naches Pass road/trail more or less, and IIRC, that route went right up there through or close to Gov't meadows.

One time, Don McCune's old Exploration Northwest did a program on one such trek.

A beautiful area.
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Dave, that route still exists and can be driven currently. And yes, there is a parking area of sorts right behind the cabin, then you can walk down the PCT to the cabin.

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PostTue Jul 28, 2009 7:36 am 
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You mean this bridge got replaced?

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I am figuring the new trail was put in near FS 7080? If so, a big thank you  up.gif

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PostTue Jul 28, 2009 9:34 am 
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Yes, the broken bridge, by the cabin, is gone and a shiny new one has taken its place!

And yes again, the stretch along 7080 where you had to walk along the road is what was rerouted. Gorgeous valley views.

It was wonderful to see various user groups coming together to put this new stretch in. We had horse people, hikers, the PCT association , and the forestry service all working together. Even had a 4X4're or two help out!

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PostTue Jul 28, 2009 9:37 am 
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Wish I had known about it...I'd have come out! smile.gif

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