July 12, 2011

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There is a big jumble of logs about one mile north of Snoqualmie pass which is very difficult for hikers to get through and completely impossible for stock.. There are signs up at the trailhead telling people of the problem and advising them not to go through. Some people are going up anyway and clambering their way around the logs, while others are using the old Commonwealth Creek trail as an alternative. Several experienced sawyers have looked at this situation and deemed several of the logs too dangerous to saw, even with a chainsaw. The USFS is looking at all options for removing these logs, but will probably end up needing to blast them, which would entail closing the trail entirely for 3-4 days. They are evaluating the situation, and will keep us updated as plans materialize.