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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #100 on: November 25, 2015, 08:52:26 PM »
Double Lung is right on; we don't need the Forest Service holding our hand in the out of doors.  Hopefully, the new Forest Supervisor will allow us to enjoy our national Forests.

Entiat Meeting, Monday, Nov. 30th at 6pm at the new Entiat Fire Hall located just above the Forest Service offices in town.  The BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) team is ready to share their plans for the Entiat/Holden/Lucerne (65,000) burn.  They did release a summary of their findings.  linked here:

http://centralwashingtonfirerecovery.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/WolverineFire2500-8Summary.pdf

The meeting is open to the public and this is our National Forest

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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #101 on: November 25, 2015, 10:28:41 PM »
It has always been our right to risk our lives in wild country as we see fit.  I am infuriated at the extension of the nanny state mentality to the ability of adult taxpayers to choose to recreate in wild country and assume those risks for themselves and their children.  Get ready for a push to exclude bearing arms on all federal property for "safety".   


This is exactly right! So are taxes will be lower since we are not aloud access to this land that we pay taxes on, correct?!  :rolleyes: 

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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #102 on: December 03, 2015, 10:13:35 PM »
Entiat Ranger District News Release:

"A post-fire community meeting has been scheduled for November 30th at 6:00 p.m., being held at the Entiat Fire Station, 2200 Entiat Way. Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team leader Molly Hanson will present information from the BAER report that affects the Entiat Valley."

I have read a summary of the report, Not good........Anyone wanna bet the Forest Circus will keep ALL upper valley campgrounds (and probably most roads) closed in 2016???

I find it rather ironic that with all their talk of debris/mud flows happening in the fire area.......the current rock slide was no where near a fire area.  Gee them BAER folks sure are smart.  :rolleyes:

Give em time and they will put a big ol gate across the valley and close it for good......then scratch their heads and wonder why they no longer have a job. :bash: :bash: :bash:
Rant Over!!
They really came up with a plan :'(

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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #103 on: December 04, 2015, 12:16:13 PM »
What is the plan they proposed? And do we know if this is final?

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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #104 on: December 05, 2015, 10:57:04 PM »
Close all the campgrounds for 3 to 5 years and temporarily remove the bridge at cottonwood.

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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #105 on: December 06, 2015, 06:53:28 AM »
That is a waste of money, is the upper valley going to be open atleast?
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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #106 on: December 06, 2015, 07:12:22 AM »
If they take that bridge out I think a little motocross double is in order to clear it on a dirtbike :-)
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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #107 on: December 06, 2015, 09:58:07 AM »
There current Closure Orders call for a complete closure from mile post 31; so the upper 22 miles of the Entiat Valley are closed.  No hiking, mushroom picking, hunting, nothing in the closure which is the entire upper valley.

We can challenge the closure with letters to Supervisor Williams at the Wenatchee OWL office and Jim Pena at Portland's Region 6 office.  The local Entiat group called Access Entiat is up in arms following the BAER meeting on Nov. 30 at Entiat.

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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #108 on: December 06, 2015, 10:57:58 AM »
Thanks mule racks, I know the closure order was just making a joke... I will definitely write a few letters.  With all the rain we had October/November if anything that wasn't stable enough would have come down or did come down.  And hoping we get a heavy snowpack this year to "stabilize" things more.  There has been lives lost in the valley from slides/floods but it's the nature of a valley, some threat will always be there.. It isn't right to deny us access.  At the very least, til it's stable enough to reopen for camping let us access it from current closure boundaries such as a true wilderness should similar to a Bob Marshall wilderness per say for that time but install plans to reopen it later for easier access
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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #109 on: December 16, 2015, 10:32:56 AM »
Heard last night that a new District Ranger has been picked for the Entiat. It's not Whitehall, a guy from Arizona is what I heard.

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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #110 on: December 16, 2015, 08:26:47 PM »
Forest Supervisor Mike Williams is from AZ;  wish you were wrong about the Entiat District Ranger come up from down there too.
Randy Whitehall did a great job as the District Ranger for the few months he served.   Maybe the Entiat will never get reopened without a fight.

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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #111 on: June 22, 2017, 03:14:55 PM »
FYI, Upper Entiat area is set to open Friday 6-23-17. Not sure about side roads yet.

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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #112 on: June 22, 2017, 03:57:01 PM »
That is awesome news!


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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #113 on: June 22, 2017, 07:51:43 PM »
That area hasn't seen a deer season or legal hunting pressure in what, 4 years?

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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #114 on: June 23, 2017, 11:28:43 PM »
Finally both the Entiat Trailhead (Cottonwood) and the Entiat North Fork trailheads are open and the trails are not maintained but are open to the public.
They have been closed since 2014.  The Wolverine fire of 2015 has caused some changes.  Here are some Google Earth images.

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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #115 on: June 27, 2017, 08:10:17 PM »
Hope everything's open and looking healthy. Headed that way this weekend.


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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #116 on: July 27, 2017, 12:33:44 PM »
Hope you had a nice hike in the upper Entiat.  The trails are open but trails are hard to follow in places and the logs have not been cleared (in the areas where there are logs.  The trees killed in the 2006 Wilderness fire mostly burned away in the 2015 Wolverine fire.  22 miles of the upper valley burned in 2015.  None of the trails have been maintained since 2013; some work is being done this summer but........... (no chainsaws)

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Re: Upper Entiat Valley - Closed
« Reply #117 on: July 27, 2017, 12:35:57 PM »
Another photo of the Entiat

 

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