GIFFORD PINCHOT NF
Pruning GMTA 9/6/2000
Utilities at Beaver Campground GMTA 9/14/2000
Logs GCV 9/14/2000
Flood Repair GCV 9/19/2000
Fork Cispus Flood Repair GCV 9/20/2000
topping GMSH 9/22/2000
Viewpoint Landscaping GPFH 9/26/2000
Creek Stream and Riparian Rehabilitation GMTA 9/27/2000
Roads Phase 1 MBRD 9/1/2000
Flats Trail #1194 MWRRD 9/8/2000
thinning MNBRD 9/12/2000
Creek ERFO MWRRD 9/15/2000
River Bridge MWRRD 9/18/2000
Fork Elbow & Park Butte Trail Reconstruction MBRD 9/19/2000
Creek Pond Trail MNBRD 9/20/2000
Creek Trail bridge MBRD 9/21/2000
Creek Trail bridge MNBRD 9/22/2000
Cristo Road repair MDRD 9/22/2000
Maintenance MNBRD 9/26/2000
22 reconstruction MDRD 9/27/2000
Creek paving MSRD 9/27/2000
Trail #1183 9/29/2000
tree topping OHOOD 9/6/2000
Bridge Project OQUIN 9/13/2000
thinning OSOLE 9/13/2000
Road & Spurs Drainage & Stabilization OSOLE 9/15/2000
Creek Road Decommissioning & Stabilization OHOOD 9/15/2000
Creek 400 Road system stabilization OSOLE 9/15/2000
Creek storm damage repair OHOOD 9/15/2000
Brook storm damage repair OQUIL 9/26/2000
Wynoochee & Baker Creek storm damage repair OHOOD 9/26/2000
St. Helens Tree Farm
The Weyerhaeuser Company has just printed a new St. Helens Tree Farm
map for the year 2000. It is a lot smaller that the previous map
and shows a lot more of the road network for the area. The map gives
a lot of the Weyerhaeuser road numbers and clearly shows where the gates
are located. It still doesn't contain contours, but it does show
the major peaks in the area.
It is a good resource and is considerably improved on the previous map.
yours today from Compass Mentus.
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OF THE MONTH
"I emerged from a patch of old-growth timber into a grassy clearing,
with a fine view of the mudflow-scarred southern flank of Mount St. Helens.
I munched my sandwich, lay down and snoozed a few minutes.
Opening my eyes, I spotted something moving in the distance.
An Elk? After a quick look through binoculars, three thoughts jolted
It was a bear.
It was right on the trail ahead.
It was perhaps fortunate that my wife was too busy with studies to
come along on this hike."
This introduction to the Cinnamon Trail was written by Tom Paulu, outdoors
reporter for the Longview Washington Daily News. Tom goes on to give
a good description on the new Cinnamon Trail that has just been completed.
This trail is open to hikers, horses, and mountain bikers, although the
section I hiked was still pretty soft and steep for good mountain biking.
The trail is 8.5 miles long and generally follows a ridge, with peaks
as high as 3800 feet. It gains about 1400 feet in elevation, with
most of the gain at the west end. It runs between the Kalama Horse
Camp, on Forest Road 8100, and Redrock Pass. There are plenty of
other trails in the area and the Toutle Trail #238 can be combined with
it to create a 14 mile loop hike.
The Trail is too new to be on any map, but it is easy to get to by following
State Highway 503 to just before the town of Cougar. Turn left on
Forest Road 8100 and go past Lake Merrill till you reach the Kalama Horse
Camp & trailhead. The area itself is on numerous maps including
The Gametrails series Marble map.
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