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Nancyann
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PostMon Feb 25, 2019 9:51 pm 
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Conditions were perfect today for exploring a new trail around the washed out road. Instead of traversing the hill above the river following the flagged  proposed road, which is a miserable route, we followed a new path through the snow heading northwest from the road end towards the North Fork Skykomish River. The snow had a solid crust, ideal for our snowshoes.
Index Galena washout 2/25/19
Index Galena washout 2/25/19
Index Galena washout 2/25/19
Index Galena washout 2/25/19
Index Galena washout 2/25/19
Index Galena washout 2/25/19

It wound through a mossy stand of alders and after a mile, we reached the river and increasingly superb views.
Index Galena Washout 2/25/19
Index Galena Washout 2/25/19
Index Galena washout 2/25/19
Index Galena washout 2/25/19
Index Galena washout 2/25/19
Index Galena washout 2/25/19
Index Galena washout 2/25/19
Index Galena washout 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish 2/25/19

The path followed the river all the way to the roadblock at the other end of the washout.
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
North Fork Skykomish River 2/25/19
Index Galena washout 2/25/19
Index Galena washout 2/25/19

Here we found a sunny spot right next to the river, where we had lunch and snapped pictures until clouds moved in and a chill wind began to blow. This is a great little seasonal trail which is good as long as there is several feet of snow covering it.
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PostTue Feb 26, 2019 4:35 am 
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Great idea and pics.  Anyone know the timeline for some sort of fix???  My kayaker friends are jonesing for that shuttle run over Jacks Pass so they can run the North Fork Class IV.

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PostTue Feb 26, 2019 9:09 am 
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Thanks for the trip report, NA! 

This site often has the latest info on the road situation
https://skyko.org/
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PostTue Feb 26, 2019 12:46 pm 
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Nancyann wrote:
Index Galena washout 2/25/19
Index Galena washout 2/25/19

Is this the east end of the washout?
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PostTue Feb 26, 2019 6:55 pm 
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Yes, the picture is of the road barricade at the east end of the washout.
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PostTue Feb 26, 2019 7:14 pm 
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So the tracks are from someone that drove over Jacks Pass in the recent snow?
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PostTue Feb 26, 2019 11:23 pm 
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I donít know because they may have been tracks from one of the local residentís trucks, hard to tell. If you want to know what the current Beckler River Road conditions are, here are some pics from today.
Beckler River Road 2/26/19
Beckler River Road 2/26/19

Triciaann on shovel duty not more than two miles up from Highway 2. The Jeep actually began to high center, so we turned around.
Beckler River Road 2/26/19
Beckler River Road 2/26/19
Beckler River Road 2/26/19
Beckler River Road 2/26/19

Tow truck driver who lives near the intersection has a goat who tried to warn us not to drive up there. lol.gif
Beckler River Road 2/26/19
Beckler River Road 2/26/19
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PostWed Feb 27, 2019 9:42 pm 
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I have seen that goat.  It is very friendly and will walk up and stick it's head in your window given the chance.  Great report NA.
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PostThu Feb 28, 2019 10:45 am 
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Great trip idea for this time of year!  up.gif
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PostFri Mar 01, 2019 3:25 pm 
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Yeah nice idea, and nice photos.
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