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#640709 - 01/26/07 02:08 PM Re: Road Closures [Re: Dan_Miller]
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There's a pretty sweet washout two miles up Sibley Creek Road, too.

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#658714 - 03/20/07 08:51 AM Re: Road Closures [Re: Dan_Miller]
kurthicks Offline
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Loc: Seattle
opening 2007: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Traffic/Passes/NorthCascades.

March, 2007

Pass Status: CLOSED
- The pass is closed between milepost 134 (east of Diablo) and milepost 177.5 (at Early Winters, which is two miles west of Mazama).

- We will start plowing and blowing snow off the highway by March 26.

- We estimate it will take five to six weeks to clear all the snow off the pass. We hope to have the pass open by mid-May.
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#666313 - 04/06/07 06:52 AM Re: Road Closures [Re: kurthicks]
skitchmo Offline
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Loc: Bow, WA
Just talked to two NPS employees, one of whom has a project to complete at the trailhead and one who will be working on the Cascade River road washout. From what they tell me it will probably not be late summer before its open. Apparently some projects at the Cacade Pass trailhead they really want to get done. Take it for what it's worth but its a rumor from a pretty good source.
Skitchmo

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#671923 - 04/21/07 12:01 AM Re: Road Closures [Re: skitchmo]
Bill_Simpkins Offline
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Registered: 10/21/02
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Loc: Bellingham, WA
From what I've seen so far this Spring of the trails, they are really beat up from the winds this Winter. I've never seen them so bad in the last 25 years.
It's going to take a lot of work.

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#681775 - 05/14/07 04:14 PM Re: Road Closures [Re: Bill_Simpkins]
goatboy Offline
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Any official word from the NPS on Cascade River Road status?
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#693952 - 06/14/07 11:00 AM Re: Road Closures [Re: goatboy]
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#693982 - 06/14/07 11:41 AM Re: Road Closures [Re: goatboy]
Weekend_Climberz Offline
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Plan on a long walk. From what I've heard, it'll be gated below the Diamond Mine trailhead most of summer. Not sure about the latest, though.
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#709882 - 08/01/07 08:01 PM Re: Road Closures [Re: Weekend_Climberz]
sammy Offline
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Registered: 03/22/05
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Loc: West Seattle
The Cascade River Road past the El Dorado TH reopened today (aug 1).


Edited by sammy (08/01/07 08:04 PM)

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#710845 - 08/04/07 02:16 PM Re: Road Closures [Re: sammy]
Whatcomboy Offline
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Loc: hwy 542
Cascade River road is fixed to end of road . Good job on repair. Now fix the rest of closed roads.

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#738118 - 10/29/07 12:11 PM Re: Road Closures [Re: Whatcomboy]
Alex Offline
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Registered: 10/18/00
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Loc: Seattle, WA, USA
Cascade River road is now gated at the Eldorado trailhead.

Sibley Pass road is closed at the Cascade River road junction.

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#771871 - 02/12/08 03:33 PM Re: Road Closures [Re: Alex]
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Accordering to this site http://www.nps.gov/noca/planyourvisit/road-conditions.htm the Cascade River road is washed out again! Thats too bad because It is my favorite hike. Hope they repair it soon!

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#877945 - 04/20/09 11:19 AM Re: Road Closures [Re: Josh Lewis]
SethAdams Offline
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Registered: 03/23/07
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As I wrote here:

http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthre...cked#Post877927

The Chilliwack Lake Road is blocked 1.5 kilometers past the end of the pavement near the head (north end) of Chilliwack Lake. This road is in BC, but accesses trails that cross back into the States.

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#893037 - 07/08/09 09:01 AM Re: Road Closures [Re: SethAdams]
Bronco Offline
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Registered: 02/16/01
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Loc: Port Gardner, WA
I visited FS #41 last night,(Green Mountain Road), there is a big washout approximatly 10 miles from Three Fingers trailhead. The FS has a contractor working on the road up to that point but not sure if they intend to continue this summer.

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#1093371 - 01/02/13 05:04 PM Re: Road Closures [Re: estivate]
bistro Offline
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Registered: 10/26/10
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Loc: ya. co. wa.
North Fork of the Saulk River.

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#1104951 - 05/21/13 09:41 PM Re: Road Closures [Re: Bronco]
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Mt. Baker Forest Service web site says the Glacier Cr. forest road #39 is closed 1 mile in until further notice...http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mbs/news-events/?cid=STELPRDB5420737. Does anyone know how bad the washout is and whether there is any apparent movement to repair it soon? Say, by May 31st when I was planning a climb.

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#1105312 - 05/28/13 09:50 AM Re: Road Closures [Re: Bigtree]
JonW2 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Bigtree
Mt. Baker Forest Service web site says the Glacier Cr. forest road #39 is closed 1 mile in until further notice...http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mbs/news-events/?cid=STELPRDB5420737. Does anyone know how bad the washout is and whether there is any apparent movement to repair it soon? Say, by May 31st when I was planning a climb.


I'm also planning on climbing Baker on June 13. The forest service site doesn't provide an estimated completion date, but anyone willing to wager a best-guess. I'm flying in from CO, so should I start coming up with plan B?

Thanks!

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#1105314 - 05/28/13 10:02 AM Re: Road Closures [Re: Bronco]
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just a thought, how about coming in from the easton glacier side, hike up to the pummice ridge and camp. early start, descend and traverse around to the n ridge. The descent takes you right back to your camp for the hike out. You get a nice little traverse out of the whole trip. Maybe less extra traveling than the hike up a closed glacier creek forest road. You don't get to preinspect the glacier travel with this version but the glacier is easier if you hug the roman nose and coleman headwall. (give both of those monsters wide berth though)
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#1105321 - 05/28/13 10:59 AM Re: Road Closures [Re: Bronco]
Alan Trick Offline
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I thought of that, but the idea of descending the Coleman Glacier that way doesn't excite me too much. In my memory some of the crevasses are significantly harder to see from above.

I've been thinking of the idea of biking up Glacier Creek FSR.

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#1105338 - 05/28/13 12:49 PM Re: Road Closures [Re: Alan Trick]
genepires Offline
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Originally Posted By: Alan Trick
I thought of that, but the idea of descending the Coleman Glacier that way doesn't excite me too much. In my memory some of the crevasses are significantly harder to see from above.

I've been thinking of the idea of biking up Glacier Creek FSR.


I have gone up the easton and over to the deming glacier a couple of times due to difficulties with the easton. that part is fairly reasonable. I have also approached the n ridge from fairly high on the coleman before traversing under the coleman headwall. that was also fairly reasonable and done to avoid nasty crevasses. Seems reasonable to combine the two in this case. In no case was there difficulty with "seeing" crevasses.
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#1105342 - 05/28/13 01:18 PM Re: Road Closures [Re: genepires]
JasonG Offline
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Loc: Mount Vernon
I wouldn't plan on the Glacier Creek Rd being fixed before the end of the summer, if then. It is a sizable washout and, as I understand it, the FS has no money to fix it.

I would imagine that some political pressure may be needed, but those folks are pretty busy with I-5 right now.
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#1105402 - 05/29/13 06:58 AM Re: Road Closures [Re: JasonG]
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Originally Posted By: JasonG
I wouldn't plan on the Glacier Creek Rd being fixed before the end of the summer, if then. It is a sizable washout and, as I understand it, the FS has no money to fix it...


This is basically what the ranger told me when I called. They also said the slide is still active and needs to stabilize before they can properly assess damage and hatch a repair plan.

We're planning to head over and climb Shuksan as a Plan B. but for those fixated on Baker you can still pedal the 8 mile approach to Coleman trailhead. Alternatively, you can always climb via the Railroad Grade and Easton Glacier - a straight forward route.

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