Sadie Creek Status -
The following was received from the DNR's Olympic Region Office: 411 Tillicum Lane Forks, WA. (360)374-6131
On Saturday January 31st a group of four-wheel drive supporters met with DNR regarding work needed to reopen Sadie Creek four wheel drive trail. Attending were representatives of the Pacific NW Four Wheel Drive Association., Just Jeep Junkies, Mudtoys, and the Olympic Trailblazers, as well as independent recreationists.
The Sadie Creek Trail closed in 2008 to allow for timber harvest operations. Prior to the sale a group of volunteers from the PNW4WDA and Just Jeep Junkies met with DNR and discussed the impacts of the harvest, the responsinilities outlind in the user agreement and techniques used to insure the four wheel drive trail remained to as close as possible to "as is" condition. These groups also assisted DNR in the field with the marking of trees to be left that would provide a visual reference for the trail after the logging was complete. A section of trail which was to be displaced due to road construction was also relocated.
These representatives also worked with the DNR on the design and installation of a "qualifer" at a new gate required as part of the timber sale.
This qualifier is intended to limit the size of vehicle used on this trail as the Sadie Creek Trail is intended to be a slow technical trail for short wheel base vehicles.
At this time the DNR, with the support of those mentioned above will be reopening this trail. Some volunteer work will be need to add culverts at road/trail intersections, installation of yellow diamond trail route markers, and minor clean-up. Work parties will be scheduled within the next couple of months and all interested parties will be invited to participate.
This area has had significant snow and rainfall this winter so please follow the "PNW4WDA Code" and consider the "TreadLightly" information.
Many hours of volunteer and DNR time and effort has gone into this trail design, designation and maintenance therefore, please support these groups and DNR in keeping this trail open and available. Futher information will be posted on the PNW and DNR's websites as dates and times are scheduled.
Wayne Fitzwater, Recreation Program Manager, Olympic Region, Department of Natural Resources
Thanks for your support and cooperation - AB
For further information you may contact Dale Brownfield, PNW Land Coordinator at (360)732-0257 or Arlene Brooks, WA. State Director (253)833 8747 (recorder) email@example.com
Cool, I cant wait:bounce2:
So is it open or will be open when the gatekeeper (qualifier) is done :uhoh2:
Sadie Creek 4x4 Trail -
Those who were involved announcing the message from the Region Office agreed - it was not clearly stated ..... Yes, Sadie Creek is open to 4x4 use.
sadie creek reopened
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2009
The Sadie Creek Four-wheel Drive Trail reopens with help from dedicated volunteer groups and individuals
OLYMPIA – With the help of many volunteers, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has reopened the popular Sadie Creek Trail, on the Olympic Peninsula, about 20 miles west of Port Angeles.
In 2008, the trail was closed to allow for timber harvest operations. Now that the sale has been completed, a group of four-wheel drive supporters met with DNR staff regarding work needed on the Sadie Creek four-wheel drive trail. Attending were members of the Pacific Northwest Four-wheel Drive Association (PNW4WDA), Just Jeep Junkies, The Mudtoys, and the Olympic Trailblazers, as well as individual recreationists.
Volunteers will be adding culverts at road/trail intersections, installing yellow diamond trail route markers, and doing minor clean-up. DNR will schedule work parties in early spring.
Prior to the timber sale, DNR staff worked with volunteers from the Pacific Northwest Four-wheel Drive Association (PNW4WDA) and Just Jeep Junkies to ensure that the four wheel drive trail remained as close as possible to its original condition. These volunteers assisted DNR in the field by marking trees to be left to provide a visual reference for the trail after the logging was complete, and relocating a section of trail slated to be displaced due to road construction.
The volunteers also worked with DNR to design and install a “qualifier” at a new gate required as part of the timber sale. The Sadie Creek Trail is designed as a slow technical trail for short wheel base vehicles, and the qualifier is intended to limit the size of vehicle used there.
DNR urges riders to be familiar with the “PN4WDA Code” at http://www.pnw4wda.org/about_us/index.htm and the “Tread Lightly” information at http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/boone/recreation/tread.shtml before using this trail.
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Sadie Creek - Portions Temp. Closed
A section of the Sadie Creek trail system is temporarily closed due to reconstruction of the PA-S-1000 roads; Sadie Creek is about eight miles north of Joyce on the Olympic Peninsula.
Crews are removing bridges, installing culverts, hauling rock, and doing other heavy construction projects. The closures are necessary to protect the safety of the public recreating in the area.
Maps and information will be posted at the trailhead kiosks and at locations along the trail system. You can download a map of the Sadie Creek are at http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/e...y_pen_cent.pdf For information, call Wayne Fitzwater at the DNR Region Office 360-374-2800 or PNW Land Coordinator, Dale Brownfield 360-732-0257.
Arlene Brooks, WA. St. Director
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