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PostWed Dec 01, 2010 11:13 pm 
Wow Sundance! Your first post in almost 5 years. Nice to see you back hanging around here again.

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PostWed Dec 01, 2010 11:28 pm 
Thanks. I'm getting homesick. I've been in Utah for school, Arizona and California for work, and finally back in Utah for a new job (2+ years now). There is some great hiking around here, and I take advantage, but I definitely miss the green and familiarity of Western Washington. I'm watching airfares and hope to take my wife on a hike back on Stossel Creek or maybe the east side of Lake Joy - out toward Moss Lake. Been meaning to explore back there.

Just where is it I can find beaver, bear, and other critters that are worth cash money when skint?
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PostThu Dec 02, 2010 12:53 am 
Ditto on going to HELL!.... up.gif If DNR were to consider opening/removing the 100's of gates they've put up through out our state I might consider buying their soon to be permit. Welcome back SK.

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PostThu Dec 02, 2010 5:01 pm 
The road beyond Cedar ponds has a sign that says no trespassing. I called Hancock and was told it was OK to walk up there. All those no parking signs at Cedar ponds scare me; I wouldn't want to come back from a hike and find my truck had been towed away. The road to Airplane lake from Ben Howard road has a beaver dam that flooded the road about 4.5 miles in.

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PostThu Dec 02, 2010 9:06 pm 
Like GeoHiker said
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Welcome back SK
But as he and Frank indicated, it's getting harder and harder to get to the places you used to go. On one of them, though, you (Sundance Kid) said
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hope to take my wife on a hike back on Stossel Creek
That one you can still access pretty easily via the Tolt Pipeline, and then work out to other areas from there.

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PostThu Dec 02, 2010 9:41 pm 
Frank, I wouldn't park near Cedar Ponds either. paranoid.gif Last couple times up there the Deliverance style of people even creeped me out. That's saying a lot!..... hockeygrin.gif There's a cool natural cave about 600 ft. above Cedar Ponds I've wanted to see if I can find again, but worry too much parking and leaving my vehicle. Lots a great country to explore around there that few see now. Thank you very much DNR. mad.gif

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PostThu Dec 02, 2010 9:58 pm 
ditto.gif ditto.gif Went MTBing up there once eek.gif

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PostMon Feb 20, 2012 1:16 pm 
Back from the dead! dizzy.gif So we made it to Seattle this last September but really spent most of our outdoor time in the Redmond Watershed (which I would kill for here in Utah) and in other random wooded areas just east of Redmond (Ring Hill, etc.). Didn't make it out to Stossel Creek, but we're going to try again this summer. Can you still drive through via Kelly Road or do you have to walk in these days? Stossel Creek can be a somewhat creepy place with Deliverance-style people, but man it's hard to beat. I remember cruising back in there in high school with an 84 Ford Escort and where it was raining down below, it was snowing up here. Also, how are the roads around King Lake and the area north of it, hanging over the Skykomish? I used to be able to drive in from Kayak Lake/Lake Fontal Road and just about drop off the other side to the farms on Ben Howard Road just barely east of Monroe-Duvall Road (203). You could get lost up there real easy, and there were definitely Deliverance-types up there, gun racks and all. I've always wanted to find a connection between Mountain View Road (toward Lake Margaret) and Lake Kayak Road on the north side, but have always found Mountain View gated off at what appears to be private property right near the county line. Anyone know of a way through by vehicle? Either way, this entire area east of 203, north of Carnation, and south of the Skykomish is absolutely fascinating. Someday I'm going to bring in a mountain bike and start exploring trails up toward Tolt Reservoir where vehicles aren't allowed.

Just where is it I can find beaver, bear, and other critters that are worth cash money when skint?
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PostMon Feb 20, 2012 4:08 pm 
You'll need a Hancock Permit to ride in there. Tolt reservoir is strictly off-limits.

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PostMon Feb 20, 2012 4:48 pm 
Hancock Permit to ride in where? Stossel? King Lake? And could I walk without a permit? But there are roads leading up to the Tolt Reservoir that are accessible, aren't there? I hear there are some great narrows and pour-offs down a ways from the reservoir, still in the tree farm, that can be accessed by bike or foot. Is this where you need a permit? Where might I find boundaries and permit areas here? It's so vast and I'm sure there are lots of stakeholders. How can I make sense of it all?

Just where is it I can find beaver, bear, and other critters that are worth cash money when skint?
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PostMon Feb 20, 2012 6:58 pm 
Sundance Kid wrote:
Didn't make it out to Stossel Creek, but we're going to try again this summer. Can you still drive through via Kelly Road or do you have to walk in these days?
Sorry about this, I forgot about the gate that DNR erected to block off Stossel. Is this still the situation?

Just where is it I can find beaver, bear, and other critters that are worth cash money when skint?
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PostMon Feb 20, 2012 9:19 pm 
Yes, the gates are still there. Mainline is gated and blocked off. I could never get an answer why this is so. They (DNR) did it because they can IMHO, but I'm sure there's a valid reason? Much of the area in the lowlands east of Duval is ready to log again, so maybe they added the gates for that. King Lk area has been gated for years, so you can't do the drive through like you could 5-10 years ago. There's some private land in there, so you have to be careful where you drive. There's some Deliverance style people in there too!....smile.gif I don't know of any current logging, so most of that area is going downhill fast. There's a mainline powerline road, but has been blocked and gated for many years. You can walk and ride your mtn bike though. lol.gif

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PostTue Feb 21, 2012 12:17 pm 
Scrooge wrote:
You're right. Your "haystack" is your own invention. The official Haystack Mountain is the little bump on the north end of the ridge overlooking Sultan and Gold Bar. Haystack Ridge is the much larger mass to which HM is attached. The name is unofficial but pretty generally recognized and accepted. Your haystack is evidently one of the many peculiar bumps that characterize the Tomtits. I'll need to see your picture before I can guess which one.
Finally tracked this down. Any ideas or stories? This is visible from the intersection of Marckworth Freeway/Stossel Creek and the road running out to Cedar Ponds, Dagger, and Tomtit Lakes. There's a bridge right there crossing the creek. You can also see it south on Stossel Creek Road a ways through any windows in the trees. Lat/Lon 47.796876, -121.812823. Any info you have would be greatly appreciated!

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PostTue Feb 21, 2012 12:39 pm 
To even walk in or ride a bicycle on Hancock property you have to buy a pass.

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PostTue Feb 21, 2012 12:42 pm 
Sky Hiker wrote:
To even walk in or ride a bicycle on Hancock property you have to buy a pass.
What are the extents of Hancock Property? I've heard you have to have a pass to get into the Tokul/Griffin Creek area that mountain bikers use, but does their property extend all the way up north of the Tolt Pipeline?

Just where is it I can find beaver, bear, and other critters that are worth cash money when skint?
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