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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Default Glacier Road #39 Closed

In case you didn't know...
Glacier Road #39 is closed completely until at least 28 Aug 2009. We tried to get to the heliotroph rigde trailhead yesterday to go seracing, but it is closed to car and foot travel.

Crap! Enda'80s
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 03:31 PM
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Was pretty pissy about it's long closure also. It's such a great hike I can't believe they are taking so long to fix it. It will be a good hike for early fall.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 03:39 PM
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If this road was in Canada it would NEVER be fixed. Don't complain.

The USFS does a great job of posting updates on their website, as does - plus you can always post a question on if you are still unsure
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-17-2009, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Its true, Canadian deactivated roads are never repaired - look at Lizzie Lake!
Nevertheless, i was pissed it was closed....Just a well the stunning Ptarmigan Ridge was open!

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2009, 06:38 AM
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It's been closed all summer. But apparantly it was scheduled to re-open in August or September for fall hiking - which is amazing around Mt. Baker.

From the forest service web site:
FS Road 39 Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50 (a) and (b), the following act is prohibited on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest: Going into or being upon the area of Road 39 (Glacier Creek Road T 39N, R 7E, Section 21) from M.P. 1.0 (Thompson Creek Bridge) to M.P. 4.0 and laterally 500 feet to each side of the road. 36 CFR 261.53 (e). This is for the protection of public safety due to road construction and existing unsafe, unstable conditions. This is a temporary order and will remain in effect until August 28, 2009.

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