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This newsletter was posted just a couple days ago for the paving of the Middle Fork Rd.
http://www.wfl.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/wa/snoqualmie/documents/2014-03-25.pdf

Looks like midweek rides are going to be tough.

"Full road closures should be expected on the Middle Fork Road beginning as soon as
May 5, 2014 and extending through October 31, 2014 as follows:
Eastern Intersection of Lake Dorothy Road
(Upper Couplet) to Middle Fork Campground
Road Closed : 12:00pm Monday — 12:00pm Friday
Road Open*:12:00pm Friday — 12:00pm Monday
* up to 60 minute Delays Allowed
CCC Trailhead to Middle Fork Campground
Road Closed :
7 Day a Week Closure - July 28, 2014 to September 26, 2014

More info can be found here...
WFL > Projects > Washington > Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Road

All that for "$14,990,222.78":eekster:

Cheers,
Mike
 

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Well, I'm happy to see it getting some love since that road is terrible... but that also kept the crowds away :p
 

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This begs the question why don't we ride midweek as many times as possible this year before this place becomes Seattle's backyard Yosemite?
 

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that would add about 20 mi. to the ride. maybe, & i do mean maybe, you'd feel like you actually did a real ride...but i doubt it
Here is the CCC Rd/Trail beta Trail:CCC Road - Evergreen Trail Guide

You would do that ride AND the 3.3 mile extension trail and it would spit you out at the big parking lot.

You basically go in from the Mt Si side - one big uphill in the beginning then pretty flat and gradual. Still, it would add about 12 miles EACH WAY to the MF ride. That would indeed validate the MF part of the name. :)
 

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Here is the CCC Rd/Trail beta Trail:CCC Road - Evergreen Trail Guide

You would do that ride AND the 3.3 mile extension trail and it would spit you out at the big parking lot.

You basically go in from the Mt Si side - one big uphill in the beginning then pretty flat and gradual. Still, it would add about 12 miles EACH WAY to the MF ride. That would indeed validate the MF part of the name. :)
Thank you so much, outstanding information to have. Sounds like a great adventure.
 

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I'm confused about the closure - Doesn't closing CCC trailhead to Middle Fork Campground mean that the Lake Dorothy to MF campground is closed at CCC ?

Bottom line is you can't drive past the CCC trailhead for the rest of the summer?. I can't remember but I think this leaves access to the Peeler area at least (on weekends) .

That's a bummer as I do a lot of adventuring out there above and beyond biking, and I am none too psyched on the vast crowds that will now be out there in future years. One of the last slivers of ******* WA gone for good.
 

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Bummer that the seven day a week closure is when the MF is in prime condition.

Has anyone done the CCC to Goldmeyer or higher?
My take on the announcement is that you will NOT be allowed to ride in on the CCC trail. It's ambiguously worded, but I think they may be posting the CCC trailhead as closed for 7/28-9/26.

"Trailhead to Middle Fork Campground
Road Closed : 7 Day a Week Closure - July 28, 2014 to September 26, 2014"

Can anyone confirm this?
 

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Based on this news, I wanted to refresh on when middle fork trail is open etc, but the link to the trail page on EMBA.org is missing. Odd numbers days starting May 1 is what I remember. Can anyone confirm? Thanks. Gotta get it while I can this year.
 

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I'm confused about the closure - Doesn't closing CCC trailhead to Middle Fork Campground mean that the Lake Dorothy to MF campground is closed at CCC ?

Bottom line is you can't drive past the CCC trailhead for the rest of the summer?. I can't remember but I think this leaves access to the Peeler area at least (on weekends) .

That's a bummer as I do a lot of adventuring out there above and beyond biking, and I am none too psyched on the vast crowds that will now be out there in future years. One of the last slivers of ******* WA gone for good.
I see how you're reading it now and that makes sense. So yeah, closed at the CCC trailhead even on weekends! That adds about 10ish miles on CCC & extension to get to gateway bridge.
 

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Odd days starting June 1 is what I recall.
 

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So based on this interpretation the CCC road will be closed for hiking/bicycle access. Doesn't make a ton of sense but maybe the only way they felt to keep people from getting into there while paving is going on ? But then why close the CCC road on weekends ? Are they really calling teh CCC a road ?

This means you can still drvie to MF campground on weekends, so you can still hit MF trail and Dingford and Otter Falls on weekends.


My take on the announcement is that you will NOT be allowed to ride in on the CCC trail. It's ambiguously worded, but I think they may be posting the CCC trailhead as closed for 7/28-9/26.

"Trailhead to Middle Fork Campground
Road Closed : 7 Day a Week Closure - July 28, 2014 to September 26, 2014"

Can anyone confirm this?
 

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I think I understand what they mean, but I emailed the project manager. I'll post a confirmed response on what access will be allowed.
 
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