Icicle Creek slide cleared, access to both Enchantments trailheads open - June 6th, 2011

posted Jun 6, 2011, 11:16 PM by Luke Hizer   [ updated Jun 15, 2011, 11:28 PM ]
The WTA's Signpost Blog brings word that the slide blocking the Colchuck trailhead is now open. From their post:

we wanted hikers to know that the debris slide that was blocking the Icicle River Road near Eightmile Campground has been cleared. This popular road near Leavenworth, already impacted from a major slide in 2008, washed out in a new section in April. This had blocked access to Eightmile Road, a popular access point to the Enchantments.

And from the Wenatchee Recreation Report referenced in the post:

ICICLE ROAD UPDATE:  Now open to Ida Creek Campground. Road construction work on the washed out section past Ida Creek Campground will resume in early July and is expected to be completed by early October.

Update 6/15/11: it appears there's been another mud slide, no word of any closures or impacts to hiking.