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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #125 on: September 06, 2017, 01:55:40 PM »
Bob, I'm assuming you meant to say currently open?  Thanks guys.

Chinook pass is currently closed.


Chinook Pass is closed. It does suggest that you can still drive over Cayuse Pass on 410.
Last I heard yesterday evening Mt. Rainier park close 123 between Stevens canyon and 410. But that can change at a moments notice. If this is still up to date then 123 is closed.


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If I read it correctly this says 410 eastbound is closed at 123.  123 is still open according to the WSDOT app to.
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #126 on: September 06, 2017, 02:00:49 PM »
Not sure why there is so much confusion?  :dunno:


SR 410/Chinook Pass will remain closed through Wednesday night, Sept. 6 due to fire near the roadway. The closure points has extended just east of the SR 410/SR 123 junction to Bumping River Road. Bumping River Road is closed. Drivers cannot access Chinook Pass. A detour for SR 410 traffic is available via SR 123 and US 12 over White Pass.

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https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/49/

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https://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/road-status.htm

Cayuse Pass is open.


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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #127 on: September 06, 2017, 02:16:50 PM »
Bob, I'm assuming you meant to say currently open?  Thanks guys.

Chinook pass is currently closed.


Chinook Pass is closed. It does suggest that you can still drive over Cayuse Pass on 410.
Last I heard yesterday evening Mt. Rainier park close 123 between Stevens canyon and 410. But that can change at a moments notice. If this is still up to date then 123 is closed.


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According to the person I spoke with this morning at the park office, 410 is open to 123 and 123 is open to 12.  All trails off 123 and the park wilderness area north of Stevens Canyon are closed.  Nothing is expected to change for the foreseeable future. 

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #128 on: September 06, 2017, 02:29:40 PM »
Just a question maybe one of you can answer. Why is there 4 helicopters parked at Jefferson helipad , that are not flying ? Camped up there behind them last Thursday- Monday. No Helo left Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Sunday 1 left around 3:30 with no bucket for an hour , than another left with a bucket when the first returned. 5 minutes after it left a second one left with a bucket. 1 1/2 later both returned. Monday same deal .
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #129 on: September 06, 2017, 02:36:09 PM »
Smoke has everything socked in.  There is not way to see the ground to conduct bucket operations.  Boots on the ground can't see the helo and the helo can't see the boots on the ground.
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #130 on: September 06, 2017, 05:47:17 PM »
Smoke has everything socked in.  There is not way to see the ground to conduct bucket operations.  Boots on the ground can't see the helo and the helo can't see the boots on the ground.

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #131 on: September 06, 2017, 07:27:34 PM »
I heard the state is offering points back for a few units including WR
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #132 on: September 06, 2017, 07:44:13 PM »
I heard the state is offering points back for a few units including WR
I was going to say those people that have the tag aren't going to be happy for sure.  I am actually kind of happy I got a multi season elk tag now.  Early archery looks hosed.
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #133 on: September 07, 2017, 12:04:25 PM »
Just got an email from wdfw with the option to restore my points for my peaches ridge archery tag. Too heavily invested in this season so I think im going to take the gamble and hunt 336. Wonder how many tag holders decide to restore points, seems like awful short notice.

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #134 on: September 07, 2017, 12:14:27 PM »
I guess it would depend on how many points you have.  I didn't have that many, so I would roll the dice with the conditions over trying to draw it again.

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #135 on: September 07, 2017, 12:17:01 PM »
I guess it would depend on how many points you have.  I didn't have that many, so I would roll the dice with the conditions over trying to draw it again.
only 5 ,so im in the same boat. Might as well try and make the best of whats available out there.

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #136 on: September 07, 2017, 08:40:11 PM »
Has it been confirmed that WR archery tags are being refunded points?  Looks like all forest service roads in the whole unit are closed for fire danger -- even on the far west side.  With Hancock closed, that leaves no roads that are accessible???

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #137 on: September 08, 2017, 07:25:58 AM »
As of yesterday, I talked to a guy/gal with the WR Rut Rifle tag and the wife told me they had not been offered the refund of points. I was surprised being that the entire unit was closed. I have the Muzzy Peaches Tag (quality) and mine was offered up as a refund....Hmmm :dunno:
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #138 on: September 08, 2017, 07:44:06 AM »
As of yesterday, I talked to a guy/gal with the WR Rut Rifle tag and the wife told me they had not been offered the refund of points. I was surprised being that the entire unit was closed. I have the Muzzy Peaches Tag (quality) and mine was offered up as a refund....Hmmm :dunno:
Rifle tag is a bit out.  I suppose it is a wait and see.  I would think by that time they might have it open.  Weather seems to cooperating.  Extended forecast doesn't look to bad either.
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #139 on: September 08, 2017, 07:48:34 AM »
As of yesterday, I talked to a guy/gal with the WR Rut Rifle tag and the wife told me they had not been offered the refund of points. I was surprised being that the entire unit was closed. I have the Muzzy Peaches Tag (quality) and mine was offered up as a refund....Hmmm :dunno:
Rifle tag is a bit out.  I suppose it is a wait and see.  I would think by that time they might have it open.  Weather seems to cooperating.  Extended forecast doesn't look to bad either.

White River rifle is September 25th, Peaches Ridge muzzleloader is September 30th.

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #140 on: September 08, 2017, 07:57:44 AM »
As of yesterday, I talked to a guy/gal with the WR Rut Rifle tag and the wife told me they had not been offered the refund of points. I was surprised being that the entire unit was closed. I have the Muzzy Peaches Tag (quality) and mine was offered up as a refund....Hmmm :dunno:
Rifle tag is a bit out.  I suppose it is a wait and see.  I would think by that time they might have it open.  Weather seems to cooperating.  Extended forecast doesn't look to bad either.

White River rifle is September 25th, Peaches Ridge muzzleloader is September 30th.


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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #141 on: September 08, 2017, 08:48:52 AM »
As of yesterday, I talked to a guy/gal with the WR Rut Rifle tag and the wife told me they had not been offered the refund of points. I was surprised being that the entire unit was closed. I have the Muzzy Peaches Tag (quality) and mine was offered up as a refund....Hmmm :dunno:
Rifle tag is a bit out.  I suppose it is a wait and see.  I would think by that time they might have it open.  Weather seems to cooperating.  Extended forecast doesn't look to bad either.

White River rifle is September 25th, Peaches Ridge muzzleloader is September 30th.


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Ok.  That is going to suck for sure for White River.  Sorry to also hear about the muzzle loader.  I figured the WR tag would correspond to the general season.  I talked with some people in the know this morning and they said that if the weather looks like it does they might possibly be opening things up by the end of October on the MBS side. Not known about the OKA WIN side.  No good for those tag.
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #142 on: September 08, 2017, 09:58:51 AM »
Has it been confirmed that WR archery tags are being refunded points?  Looks like all forest service roads in the whole unit are closed for fire danger -- even on the far west side.  With Hancock closed, that leaves no roads that are accessible???
The copies of emails I saw stated that refund was only available up until the day the hunt started.  Must be postmarked before that date to get points refunded and it is not automatically refunded you have to send in and request it.

I cannot speak specifically to WR tags, you should have gotten an email if your tag qualifies for point refund.  Worst case call WDFW asap and find out directly.

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #143 on: September 18, 2017, 09:41:43 PM »
Snowing up on chinook right now.   Best fire retardant ever
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #144 on: September 18, 2017, 09:55:34 PM »
Snowing up on chinook right now.   Best fire retardant ever

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #145 on: September 18, 2017, 10:26:31 PM »
And we're FINALLY free of the smoke in Naches.  It's nice to have my beautiful scenery back! :)

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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #146 on: September 19, 2017, 07:03:36 AM »
It was snowing on my as I went over the pass yesterday.  It is still closed though. 
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #147 on: September 19, 2017, 07:08:08 AM »
It was snowing on my as I went over the pass yesterday.  It is still closed though.
How did you go over a closed pass?
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Re: Chinook pass closed FYI
« Reply #148 on: September 19, 2017, 07:14:29 AM »
It was snowing on my as I went over the pass yesterday.  It is still closed though.
How did you go over a closed pass?
I work for an angency that I can get over when driving my work truck plus supporting the fire.  I thought you knew who I worked for Bob33?
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