Fall timber season to close several popular I-90 trails - September 15th, 2011

posted Sep 15, 2011, 11:20 PM by Luke Hizer
A recent news release from the Forest Service indicates that several area trails will be closed in the fall during timber operations:
  • The Talapus Lake Road will be closed from September 15th through the end of November, blocking the Talapus Lake Trail.
  • Access to the McClellan Butte Trail will be closed during the month of October.
  • Finally, Mason Lake Road will close from October 1st through November 15th, so no access to the Ira Spring Trailhead.
From the release:

“We regret the inconvenience this will cause, but the area is not safe during the cutting, yarding and hauling operations,” said Jim Franzel, Snoqualmie district ranger. The Forest Service is thinning 150 acres of western hemlock, Douglas-Fir and western Red cedar, cutting trees 60-75 years old to improve the growth and health of those remaining according to Franzel.