Queets Road above Hartzell Closed?

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  1. Trapper Peak

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    I heard there was a log across the road???? Somebody needs to cut that sucker! Any idea how big the fallen tree is? I may need to bring my saw..............Jut saying
     
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    you no cut wood in Park.

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    I saw a Ranger a couple weeks ago and mentioned this to him. He said these things take time, due in part to NPS regulations requiring a 2-person team whenever a chainsaw is being used, and a general lack of a second staff member being present. There had been a tree across the upper valley road about that same time. It was cut by someone other than NPS staff. And while wood cutting is generally prohibited, cutting trees that fall across the road gets a pass. I talked with a camper a couple years ago who said he always brings his chain saw after having been trapped while inside by a fallen tree some years back. One problem with DIY is that many of us with homeowner firewood sized saws are a bit short in the bar length when an OP tree thunks down across the road.

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    Salmo_G is the one on the left.

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    It would feel like that, but nah, that's not me. My saw is powered by Stihl; that saw is powered by Armstrong.

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    Above Hartzell is a long way. I was deep up there last weekend, PM me for details.
     
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    Is there a tree blocking the road ? I am looking to drive past the launch to the bridge ....
     
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    Oh yeah - forgot that for you east side guys everything is backwards.
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    Definitely not going to be able to drive to the bridge. The road is collapsing and is currently blocked off.
     
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    This must of all happened in the last year. I fished at the bridge / where matheny flows in last year.
     
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    You still can. You just have to walk in.

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    FYI: two logs down over the Hartzell Ramp as of the weekend. Couldn't drive out on the gravel bar anymore, but we were able to drag the boat down the side channel and winch it under.

    A chainsaw would make quick work of them, maybe someone already has. But an unpleasant surprise to roll up to at zero-dark-thirty.

    Perfect weather out there this weekend.
     
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    i guarantee if you could still kill wild fish on the queets there wouldn't be any logs blocking the roads or ramps ;)
     
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    If you get caught running a chainsaw on a fallen log, on a road or in a river, in Olympic National Park, you will be seriously screwed.
     
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    It is illegal to cut or remove "ANYTHING" from inside the Olympic National Park.
     

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