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PostSat Mar 16, 2019 7:51 am 
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I volunteer with Citizens for Forest Service Roads clearing these roads each spring providing access to the upper trails.  Our leader just sent out the first update of 2019, thought I would share.


Forest Service Roads were found as follows from up-valley down.
3075 Road (White Salmon) _ Not checked, but reported snow-covered with the Salmon Ridge Snopark upper parking area plowed open. Last trail grooming was March 11 and further grooming tentatively is penciled on the state parks and recreation's calendar for Mar. 21 and 29, dependent on conditions

32 Road (Hannegan) _ Blocked by snow berm barrier at MP 0.04 to allow use by ski and snowshoe pedestrians. Parking available in the Shuksan Day-use Picnic Area though the maneuvering/turnaround area was slushy and rough.

34 Road (Nooksack) _ No accessible by motor vehicle at the moment.

3070 Road (Razorhone) _ Gated at MP 0.06, Lower Salmon Ridge Snopark is plowed open and is bare in a few spots but mostly covered by slushy snow with some standing water. The main ski trail was reported last groomed March 11.

3071 Road (Anderson Creek) _ Blocked by snow berm for cross country skiing at MP 0.00. It's off-road Snopark vehicle area is plowed open.

3065 Road (Twin Lakes) _ Blocked by large snow berm barrier at MP 0.01 the DOT driveway. Snowmobilers are going around. There are restrictions on snowmobile operation in the Swamp Creek Basin.

3060 Road (Welcome Pass) _ Blocked by 1.5 feet of pack snow at MP 0.00, but the eastbound highway turnout 100 yards to the west is plowed open for parking.

3050 Road (Excelsior Trailhead Parking) _ This off-highway loop is plowed open to bare pavement by WSDOT with parking available, trail is snow covered from takeoff.

33 Road (Wells Creek) _ Partially blocked by a snow berm with road closure sign in the breach at MP 0.00. Do not block the opening in the berm. The highway turnout is plowed open to bare pavement for parking for those wanting to walk down the snow-covered road to Nooksack Falls. Road is gated under seasonal closure forest order at MP 0.60.

3040 Road (East Church Mountain) _ The snow berm is breached at MP 0.02, but rutted compact snow begins immediately up hill. I didn't drive this route. High clearance all-wheel drive vehicles are venturing an unknown distance up this route.

31 Road (Canyon Creek) _ Pavement was bare and dry to first compact snow and ice at MP 0.90 and from there the route had compact or slushy snow rutted to bare wet pavement with limited maneuvering/turnaround potential. I drove the road out only as far as MP 1.80. It is reportedly plowed to the current snowmobile staging area at MP 5.70, the gate site. Expect icy compact snow on the route at the slope aspect transition at about MP 3.90. Sno-park permits for terminus parking are required. All roads off the 31 mainline are currently snow-covered and closed or are designated for snowmobiling.

3120 Road (West Church) _ Snow-covered, gated at MP 0.20. currently closed to motor vehicles by forest order until April 15.

37 Road (Deadhorse Creek) _ Not plowed, slushy, compact snow starts at MP 0.00.but road is being driven an unknown distance. Not recommended for two-wheel drive, low clearance vehicles at the moment.

39 Road (Glacier Creek) _ Bare-rutted, slushy compact snow begins at MP 0.00. The current snowmobile staging area snopark is at MP 0.90 the Thompson Creek bridge, but the 'no-wheeled vehicle beyond this point' sign is now missing perhaps signalling a move uphill for snowmobile staging. Not recommended for two-wheeled drive vehicles at the moment.  All roads beyond the 3910 Road off the 39 mainline are currently snow-covered and closed or are designated for snowmobiling.

3910 Road (Thompson Creek) _ Plowed open from MP 0.00 to compact snow and ice running surface up to the residential in-holdings. Running surface can be rough.

38 Road (Middle Fork Nooksack) _ Snow-free from MP 0.00 (Mosquito Lake Road) to about MP 1.50 where patchy, rutted compact snow and ice begins. Expect industrial traffic weekdays. Condition above the 6.5-mile not known."
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PostSat Mar 16, 2019 1:44 pm 
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Would love it if you update this as lower elevation snows melt.
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PostSat Mar 16, 2019 4:36 pm 
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Thanks!
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PostSat Mar 16, 2019 9:14 pm 
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Thank-you!

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