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Duckabush River

Olympic Peninsula

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Hiked Sep 30, 2012

Type of Hike

Multi-night backpack

Trail Conditions

Obstacles on trail:
    Overgrown in places,
    Mud/Rock slide or washout.
WTA trail work party
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: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51278183@N05/sets/72157631672510694/. Long live the Duck!!!!