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PostFri Feb 05, 2021 9:17 pm 
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Hello everyone.  I am looking for any information about the road out of Galena that follows Salmon Creek and heads up towards Hard Pass?  I was on it last about 20 years ago and did not go all the way to the end.  I am assuming the road has been washed out since then like all the other roads in the area.  Anyone been on it lately.  Anyone walked to Hard Pass from there?  Looks doable.  Is there any easier way to get to Hard Pass?  I've been to Gulch Lakes and looks like it is accessible from that route if necessary.  Anyone with any experience up there?  Thanks again.

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PostFri Feb 05, 2021 10:46 pm 
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Jordan, I walked up it three years ago, but it didnít go very far. Iím wondering if the creek eroded it away to the point where it just disappeared.
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PostSat Feb 06, 2021 7:09 am 
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It seemed like there was someone looking for the same info last year. Did you try doing a search then contacting that individual? Seems there was something about those old bridges being washed out making it difficult
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PostSat Feb 06, 2021 8:51 am 
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Sky Hiker wrote:
It seemed like there was someone looking for the same info last year. Did you try doing a search then contacting that individual? Seems there was something about those old bridges being washed out making it difficult

The bridges are on the Mineral City road.  I'm looking at the other road that goes up the hill.

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PostSat Feb 06, 2021 8:53 am 
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Nancyann wrote:
Jordan, I walked up it three years ago, but it didnít go very far. Iím wondering if the creek eroded it away to the point where it just disappeared.

The road that goes up the ridge from Galena or the road to mineral city?

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PostSat Feb 06, 2021 9:04 am 
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I walked up an old road that goes up Salmon Creek, not Silver Creek, but it doesnít go very far.
The road up Silver Creek towards Mineral City has had some volunteer work being done on it according to some posts.
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PostSat Feb 06, 2021 9:13 am 
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I think you are talking about the road that goes up Mineral Butte, which I have been up and wrote a trip report about.
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PostSat Feb 06, 2021 9:26 am 
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Yes, up towards Mineral Butte.  Thanks, I'll take a look at your post.

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PostSat Feb 06, 2021 9:29 am 
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PM Steve Erickson, he is the expert and Mike Collins also.  smile.gif
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PostSat Feb 06, 2021 9:48 am 
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Nancyann wrote:
Steve Erickson

Steve knows that area well from when he used to hunt it. Grown over quite a bit If I recall
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PostSat Feb 06, 2021 10:53 am 
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The old road up Salmon Creek FR6330 was last logged in the 60's by my memory. I would think you'd barely be able to find the road bed.
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PostSat Feb 06, 2021 11:03 am 
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The orange on this map is the USFS "road closed" GIS overlay.

https://mappingsupport.com/p2/gissurfer.php?center=47.909746,-121.461067&zoom=14&basemap=ESRI_scanned_topo_USA&overlay=Trail_yellow,Trail_black,Motor_road_open,Motor_road_closed&txtfile=https://mappingsupport.com/p2/special_maps/recreation/USFS_recreation.txt

If you turn that overlay off and change the basemap to "ESRI aerial clarity" then you can easily see parts of the road.  There is not any way to know the date of the aerial.

The map will work offline (and show your geolocation) but there is a trick to it.

For documentation:
1. Click "Map tips" upper left corner
2. Also see the homepage https://gissurfer.com
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PostSat Feb 06, 2021 11:37 am 
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Thanks Joey, That is interesting that your map shows a trail continuing up Salmon Creek after the road ends. I didnít see any sign of it when I was up there. However, the road wasnít too bad after it splits off and heads up towards Mineral Butte, just need clippers and a saw. Unfortunately, you reach a landslide and after that you actually have to crawl on your belly to make any progress. Easier to see the roadbed though. clown.gif
Steve knows the best route up.
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PostSat Feb 06, 2021 12:38 pm 
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@Nancyann
That is an old logging road going up Salmon Creek on the USGS topo.
If you change the basemap to "ESRI aerial clarity" then you can follow that road.
It does some switchbacks and then gave access to an area that is obviously logged.

No doubt much of the road is overgrown with alder since sunlight could reach the ground.  But if you zoom in on the aerial then you can easily see the difference in vegetation.
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PostSat Feb 06, 2021 2:31 pm 
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Thanks Joey, these maps are fun to look at. The switchbacks eventually lead up to Mineral Butte, and we did get halfway up the final set, but havenít been back since. Lots of wild country to explore. I think the first explorers went over Hard Pass to get to the upper reaches of Silver Creek and the future site of Mineral City and there was a reason they named it Hard Pass.
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