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washington state ORV trail closures
Posted 27 December 2003 - 10:25 PM
as for the highrider trail in the sultan basin area. is closed! supposedly you can still run it if you know how to get to the rear gate. run it in reverse and come back to the gate to exit.
Shaw Lake Trail. is not for sure and only rummers if closed or not. i'll keep you updated if i find out more.
Walker Valley. they are now in a closed to motorized vehicle status. from November 1st to March 31st every year. not supposed to, but if you want in go to the lower jeep trail on the backside. and you can get in there. can't get around the gate at the main entrance though.
Olympia State Forest. is in seasonal closures. i'll find out the dates.
Posted 28 December 2003 - 12:27 AM
Posted 28 December 2003 - 12:37 AM
Posted 28 December 2003 - 02:41 AM
Basically what I said about it is that the Forest Service lists it as closed and there's a major tank trap at the trailhead so the trail hasn't been getting used. But technically it might be still open and last Sept I made it around the gate but found the trail to be serious so parked it and walked. In a nutshell, it's a cool trail and 2/3 of it is easy. The other 1/3 is good for testing Subarubicon rigs. Hope we can do it next June or July when the snow melts.
Posted 28 December 2003 - 09:32 AM
definately when i get home. i'm gonna start learning how to lobby these organizations for trail reopening. cause i think that sucks they are closing all the hardcore trails here in washington!!
Posted 28 December 2003 - 12:38 PM
Posted 28 December 2003 - 01:39 PM
A couple years ago I found some trails and stuff out east of Duval off the Stossle Creek road. No telling what it's like these days but might be fun to explore.
Posted 28 December 2003 - 02:53 PM
Unfortunately trail use is usually spoiled by the few indivduals who just cannot keep to established trails and like to go trail blazing. then the forrest service or environmental group sees the damage and lobbys to get access shut down for everyone.
Im sorry Rooinator if you consider this a hijacking I just feel that we need to make a positive differance as a group. It just might keep trail acess open for all to enjoy.
and Qman I dont mean to disrespect you but your signature does not exactly promote resposible trail use. mabey I misunderstand what you mean.
I have been guilty of going off trail my self years ago when I was a younger less educated wheeler. so now I feel its my responsiblity to try and set a good example to my fellow of road friends.
Posted 28 December 2003 - 04:56 PM
I'm not trying to advocate going and making your own trails. but these are awesome trails! the reason why highrider was closed from what i understand. is that it's near spada lake. the huge natuaral watershed for snohomish county. "to help prevent terrorist attacks" that's bs to close a trail. now lake isabele is a maybe cause there is a creek crossing that 2 months out of the year salmon supposedly run it. but no one can confirm wether it's closed. as of sept. it was open. it might just be closed sometimes, or seasonal. who knows but i'll find out.
ken's signature i'm sure doesn't mean go make all of your own trails. it means more or less to take the less beaten path, the harder way through. that would be my guess
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