Ten miles with 1,300 feet elevation gain
|Rough skinned newt on its way to the lake to breed|
|Snake freezes to avoid detection by Patches|
|Pellia liverwort with sporophytes|
|Patches hydrates by eating snow|
|Lunch view to the right|
|Lunch view to the left|
|What the trail looked like before, Tetraplodon mnioides moss used to grow here,|
it's all been wiped out. I told the forest service it was here, but I did not officially report it.
|Seam in my liner socks dug into my toes. It felt so good to change my socks|
|4 years ago the road was healing nicely with no help|
|4 years later work done to convert road to trail|
|After "stewardship" this year. They had to |
reopen the road, uproot a bunch of trees
make a new gravel pit (?) and dig up all the stream
beds before they could begin work to "close"
the road and convert it to a trail
|What it looks like now. What a stupid waste of money.|
This is what some people want to do with the Dosewallips.
I say leave it be. Old logging roads will heal on their own. Digging them
up to "close" them makes no sense.
before "conversion to trail"
|After "conversion to trail"|