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Duckabush River — Sunday, Sep. 30, 2012

Olympic Peninsula
Sunlight filtering through trees at the trailhead.
WTA crew worked on the Duckabush Trail 9/26-30 from 5-mile camp towards the ONP boundary to move the trail closer to reopening for stock. It's also much easier and safer for us two-legged hikers. We cut and yanked out burned roots exposed by the fire (aka "made holes bigger"), made or shored up rock retaining walls where the trail was reduced to a narrow track, and filled a LOT of holes with A LOT of boulder, rock, cobble, and gravel. Don't you want to sign up for a WTA work party today? If you don't believe how fun it is, or how great this trail is looking just over a year after a major fire, check out the photos at: Long live the Duck!!!!
An example of why the trail is not yet open to stock. (Before our crew took it on!)
Wonder volunteers Ken and Squid go to work!
Although not yet finished off with a top layer of dirt, the holes are filled and this rock (i.e. BOULDERS underneath) and cobble ramp will support stock for some time.
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