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    Trail condition report request for the weekend

    Planning to hit up Galbraith, Tiger Mountain, Duthie, Xanadu/Tres Hombres Friday - Monday. Would appreciate trail condition reports. Have heard it has been wet lately, but drying out as the weekend approaches.

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    Xanadu/Tres should be great this weekend. Rained yesterday but sunny skies and warm temps from now until then. Flowers in Upper Sage Hills/Number Two Canyon will be insane as well. Worth a trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbwen View Post
    Xanadu/Tres should be great this weekend. Rained yesterday but sunny skies and warm temps from now until then. Flowers in Upper Sage Hills/Number Two Canyon will be insane as well. Worth a trip.
    Thanks for that info!

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    Rode Duthie Sunday afternoon, puddles but decent grip. With this onslaught of rain it will be wet. Should dry out Thurs/Friday and be good for the weekend.
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    Any word on Dungeness/Gold Creek on the Peninsula?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighitboy View Post
    Rode Duthie Sunday afternoon, puddles but decent grip. With this onslaught of rain it will be wet. Should dry out Thurs/Friday and be good for the weekend.
    Awesome! Thanks!

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    Dungeness - this was posted to the BBTC list a few months ago. Make of it what you will

    "FOR THOSE WHO VENTURE OUT THERE. AREAS THAT EFFECT MTB'N ARE A NEW GOLD CREEK TH NEAR THE TUBAL CAIN AREA, AND THE OLD ROAD THAT SLIPPED AWAY LAST YEAR AT THE NW END OF LOWER DUNGENESS IS GOING TO BE REMOVED. DON'T KNOW ABOUT A NEW TH THERE, PROBABLY NOT. YOU CAN STILL ACCESS THAT AREA FROM THE EAST CROSSING AREA AND ROAD 2860. THAT ADDS 6 MILES AND IS AN ADVENTURE. I'M IN CONTACT WITH THE TRAIL RANGER FOR WORK ON A NEW 2860 ROUTE WHICH SEEMS TO BE FEASABLE.

    THIS SUMMER A PROJECT BEGINS TO CREATE A NEW TRAIL GOING ABOVE THE SLIDE AREA NEAR THE SHELTER ON LD.
    A PAST MEETING I ATTENDED WITH THE WTA, BCH, WENT FINE. DISCUSSED PROJECTS WE ARE DOING, ETC.
    OTHER TRAIL WE CAN USE ARE THE MT ZION, AND GREATER SLEEP HOLLOW TRAIL. NO CHANGES THERE. NO MONIES TO CREATE MORE WITH USFS AND THE PROCESS IS CUMBERSOM AS EXPECTED.
    WILL ADVISE ON SCHEDULES FOR WORK.
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    From: USDA Forest Service <forestservice@public.govdelivery.com>
    Sent: Friday, March 17, 2017 2:58 PM
    To: fisher_mark@msn.com
    Subject: Olympic National Forest - Dungeness Watershed Roads Management Project - Scoping Comments Requested

    Dear Interested Party:

    The purpose of this message is to inform you of the Dungeness Watershed Roads Management Project on the Hood Canal Ranger District of the Olympic National Forest.

    The proposed road treatments would improve watershed resiliency and health, protect fish spawning and rearing habitat, improve water quality, and result in a more sustainable road system. The project area is located on the Hood Canal Ranger District in Clallam County, primarly in the Dungeness River watershed near Sequim, WA. The legal locations are as follows: T27N, R3W, Sections, 7, 8 , 14, 15; T28N, R3W, Sections 3-11, 14-24, 28-30; T28N, R4W, Sections 2, 25; T29N, R2W, Sections 28-33; T29N, R4W, Sections 14-16; 19-30, 32-36.

    The Forest Service is initiating an environmental analysis of the project as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The analysis is anticipated to be documented in an Environmental Assessment (EA). The proposal and related maps are available for review and comment at the project website:

    http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49643<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTcw MzE3LjcxMjY0MDUxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMD E3MDMxNy43MTI2NDA1MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFs PTE3Mzk4NTY1JmVtYWlsaWQ9ZmlzaGVyX21hcmtAbXNuLmNvbS Z1c2VyaWQ9ZmlzaGVyX21hcmtAbXNuLmNvbSZmbD0mZXh0cmE9 TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&100&&&http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49643>

    The Forest is analyzing 33 roads and proposing the following actions:

    * decommission 16.12 miles of high risk or unneeded roads
    * close 13.89 miles of roads to public use but retain for administrative use (storage)
    * relocate 2 trailheads (Silver Lakes and Gold Creek trailheads)
    * convert 1.41 miles of road to trail
    * protect 1 roadway habitat area for Taylor's Checkerspot butterfly

    Reducing sediment inputs from deteriorating roads and minimizing the potential for road related mass wasting events are the primary objectives of the proposed road-to-trail conversions.

    To comment on this project, visit the project website listed above and click "Comment on Project" in the "Get Connected" heading on the right hand side of the webpage and follow onscreen instructions. Written comments should be mailed to the Responsible Official, Paula Jablonski, through Dana Butler, Project Lead, Olympic National Forest, 1835 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98512. If you have questions concerning the project please call 360-956-2280 or email danabutler@fs.fed.us.

    The attached letter provides more information about the project activities and the comment process.

    We welcome your comments on this proposal. Submitting your comments by April 17, 2017 will allow us adequate time to best use them.

    Thank you for your interest in the Olympic National Forest."

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    fyi on Xanadu...

    Trail report: the Xanadu track is excellent, but the approach road still has a very muddy section. I talked to the men working on the road this morning. They reported that there is a spring in the middle of the road. They're doing what they can, but it's going to take some time for the road to dry out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbwen View Post
    fyi on Xanadu...

    Trail report: the Xanadu track is excellent, but the approach road still has a very muddy section. I talked to the men working on the road this morning. They reported that there is a spring in the middle of the road. They're doing what they can, but it's going to take some time for the road to dry out.
    Hmmmm. Was thinking Xanadu this weekend but might pass...

    Know anything about Mission Ridge? The webcams on the ski hill show tons of snow up top so that my be enough to kill it. Then again I saw a RR from about a week ago on Devil's Gulch, so people are riding at least that high (but it said there huge washouts down low and myriad trees down thereafter so I'll pass on that for now too).

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    I wouldn't pass on Xanadu. It's not that much effort to get past the mud. Mission? All I know it's that Beehive Road has a huge washout so no easy shuttling. Look at the mid mountain webcam to get an idea of what the top of the trail looks like. Also dirt bike forums often have trail updates.
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    Would love to but have plans tomorrow.

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    Anyone know what Tiger's like right now?
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    Tigers running awesome right now. Check out the new trails built

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