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FS 2060 Clear Ck rd Good, Squire Ck Rd, Not So

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Mostly clear all the way to 8 mile TH (small amount of snow at mile 6), 3:00 rock has typical snow ramp at base. A small sinkhole has developed near the TH, but should be a relatively easy fix.

 

Squire Creek on the other hand reportedly has a washout 1/2 mile prior to previous years parking lot...

 

M. Hanna

 

 

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Haven't been up, waiting for further healing from shoulder surgery ~2 months ago

 

Roads washed out but we're used to that drill up there right?

 

mh

 

 

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I was out there two weekends ago and there were trees down over the road to exfo, shortly after the bridge, planning to go back out this coming weekend with a chainsaw.

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Hanna, happy healing.

Ben, I too ran into the downed trees on exfo rd. Only adds an extra 1/2 mile. You could get the majority clear with a hand saw.

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Road's a little rough from the fall rains, though not too bad.  Bottomed out the Corolla at one of the dips, so bring a pickup or SUV.  

Lots of 3 O Clock Rock is dry and nice, at least the east and southern exposures! Northern slabs still a bit wintery!

 

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Squire Creek Road is clear to the new (as of last year) parking lot.  This winter saw further erosion, another cave-in, 20 feet upstream from the one which cut off the old parking lot.  It can no longer be driven around.  There is a new sign, but nothing blocking the road.

Bill Enger

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Thanks Bill.

Also, there is some road work scheduled for the #2060 this summer.  Supposed to start in July and only create temporary delays on weekdays. Bigger dips and less potholes, for a while anyway.

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Did you get to climb on Thursday?  That is great news that they are doing repairs.  Shows that they value the area.  

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You can thank the multi-interest group (timber industry, enviros, Forest Service, politicians) called the 'Darrington Collaborative' that created a thinning sale north of town that paid for this work! The #2060 was the beneficiary because it is so popular among locals and climbers alike. And climbers have shown their commitment by putting their own efforts into maintaining this road for years, notably some guys named Hanna, Perkins and friends. It's a great story for local climbing access. Unfortunately the road still needs lots more new pipes to stay around for the long term.

I got skunked, but it's worth it.

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This new hole in the road has been marked; thanks to the road crew for making it so noticeable.  If the stake disappears, drivers be warned.

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