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Posted: 03/29/19 11:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cbigham wrote:

Doesnt look like theres roads crossing Olympic, mostly around circumference. Anything to see on the way to Sand Point?


No roads cross the Olympic mountains because most of it is a park. and mountains up to 8000'

things to see crossing the state.

leaving Port Townsend, the ferry ride, Fort Cassy, north on 20 deception park/ the pass. stay on 20, and take the Seattle light tours in Newhalem, ride the lake boat see the power houses. and have dinner crew style. then the north cascade highway. ending at Winthrop, wind your way to Grand Cooley and the Dam. & lake Rosevelt. Then it is wheat country to Spokane.


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If you want to go to Idaho from WA, take Route 20 across the northern part of the state. Skip the Interstate.

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Hope you are budgeting a lot of time for your trip. There is a lot of beautiful country up here and it is widely spaced. I like Silver Falls State park for a day. It isn't too far off of I5 out of Salem.

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Tom and Barb, just for future reference, are the logging roads marked on the forest service Motor Vehicle Use Maps? Or are the "camping friendly" roads marked in a different way?

Thanks for clearing this up!


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profdant139 wrote:

Tom and Barb, just for future reference, are the logging roads marked on the forest service Motor Vehicle Use Maps? Or are the "camping friendly" roads marked in a different way?

Thanks for clearing this up!


All the State forest service roads have a NUMBER posted, those that don't have other uses.
May be some ones drive way, may be a private logging road, Ya just never know?

99% of the state owned land is on a lease to a tree farmers. their roads are gated. You'll not find any tree farms in the parks, timber sales in the park, are let to the highest bidder, on sealed bid sales. Loggers make the UN numbered roads in the park.

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A note about crossing the north Cascades Highway, going East your last good rest area is Newhalem. watch for it on the left as you enter town. It's just a pull out area, no hookups.

There is a camp grounds at Colonial Creek. no hookups.


then it's 87 miles to Winthrop.

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The US Forest Service roads on National Forests are federally owned. They all are numbered in theory, but you can't always find them marked. State owned lands are managed by the WA State Dept of Natural Resources (DNR). Not sure where you are getting this idea about all the state land being leased to tree farms.

Timber sales take place on Nat Forest lands. Private logging companies bid for stumpage (forest trees on the stump). They are responsible for building and improving roads on Nat Forests which get numbers and become part of the USFS road system.

There is rarely logging in parks. This fall I saw the unbelievable loaded log trucks driving across Yosemite NP.

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What month are you going.

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ppine wrote:

The US Forest Service roads on National Forests are federally owned. They all are numbered in theory, but you can't always find them marked. State owned lands are managed by the WA State Dept of Natural Resources (DNR). Not sure where you are getting this idea about all the state land being leased to tree farms.

Timber sales take place on Nat Forest lands. Private logging companies bid for stumpage (forest trees on the stump). They are responsible for building and improving roads on Nat Forests which get numbers and become part of the USFS road system.

There is rarely logging in parks. This fall I saw the unbelievable loaded log trucks driving across Yosemite NP.


but you can't always find them marked,
that is correct, vandals do their thing.

State owned lands are managed by the WA State Dept of Natural Resources (DNR)
This is also correct, DNR is who we rent the land from.

As far as logging in the parks? go to Google maps and see the Olympic park, enlarge it you will see there is plenty logging going on in the park. not as much as the private and state DNR lands close by but still it is continually happening.

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