Ahtanum Sunday Drive / Blue Lake Trail Logging Mess
Hosted by Eastern Washington Off Road
Report by Clay Graham. Photos by Clay Graham / Eastern Washington Off Road
Update: I was told by the DRN that the logging in the area around Blue Lake is on private land owned by Ahtanum Irrigation District (AID). The trails will only be unavailable during logging.
On Sunday October 29th, 2006 we took a drive around the Ahtanum. We tried to run up to Blue Lake but the Green Dot trail was gone. Down trees everywhere. Nothing look the same. We drove around the other way by the ponds and were stopped by logs and logging equipment. The first hill climb going toward 4W615 and Blue Lake was block by a pile of longs.
We drove back to the North Fork Ahtanum Road and then up on top of Darland Mountain. It was cold!
We headed out by going down the Mid Fork Ahtanum Road with a few stops a long the way.
Here are some photos of our Ahtanum Sunday Drive: