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mvkazit
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PostMon Jul 15, 2019 1:16 pm 
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On one of the maps I found "Trail" from Thompson Lake to Pratt River Trail. I decide to check it.
Looks like trail was here long time ago, now it is mostly "off-trail".

Here my report:
http://mvkazit.blogspot.com/2019/07/pratt-river-loop.html
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PostMon Jul 15, 2019 1:25 pm 
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Absence of trial was compensated by presence of mosquitoes

Brilliant!
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PostMon Jul 15, 2019 6:31 pm 
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Cool!  Several yes ago I found what seemed to be the start of an old trail from lower Thompson heading toward Pratt river.  I wondered how far it was followable.... so you answered my question.   At least you had company, ha.   Cool trip!

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PostMon Jul 15, 2019 7:53 pm 
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" Crossing Middle Fork river was easy task (this time). "

Please elaborate.

I was at the Pratt/MFK confluence 2 weeks ago and the crossing looked pretty sporty.


Did you find the water to be chest-deep?  Hip deep?  Thigh deep?  Did you use a beefy pivot staff upstream?


Looks like you had a long, wet-footed road-walk to finish off.

Love these non-trail reports the most.
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PostMon Jul 15, 2019 9:06 pm 
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That was definitely a trail in the old days, but mostly destroyed by logging and subsequent fire in the 1940s. Curiously, the 1990 Mount Baker-Snoqualmie forest plan proposed resurrecting it but that never came to fruition.

Here's a couple old maps that show that trail

King County map vault
King County map vault
1953 Washington Sportsman's Guide
1953 Washington Sportsman's Guide

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PostWed Jul 17, 2019 8:04 am 
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Interesting trip.  Something I've been hoping to so.  Crossingbthe Pratt can nmbe a challenge.  Any difficulty?

Those maps are interesting.  Both seem to have some inaccuracies.  What Sonqualmie Falls is the first map pointing to?
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PostWed Jul 17, 2019 8:32 am 
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Thanks Puzzler!  This may require more investigating....
perhaps when fewer bugs and the brush is loosing leaves...

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