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West Fork Humptulips River — Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2022

Olympic Peninsula
Work crew on the West Fork Trail

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The West Fork Humptulips Trail (WFT, USFS #806) is all cut open from Gorge Bridge TH to the Campbell Tree Grove Campground, including Lower Pete's Creek, and the Rendezvous Loop Trail. Many thanks to the Grays Harbor BCHW bucking crew and the very important horses and mules for getting the equipment and workers across the 20+ river crossings on their multi-day work parties. That same crew is also working at brushing the trail (AGAIN!). This section of trail was totally brush cut last year, but our very spring was heaven for the salmon berries. You can safely hike or ride that 11 miles now, just know that there will be brushy areas and river crossings can be slippery - long pants are suggested, thanks to the brush! Other members of BCHW are continuing to go in and flag crossing and clean up winter debris. Come ride, hike, and SWIM in this beautiful rainforest trail and river. More info and photos at https://www.facebook.com/GHBCHW

One of the bigger obstacles we have had to deal with
There are many GREAT swimming holes on the WFT!
One of the winter surprises we found this spring

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