Bryan Finney· Member
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Wow, that was quick. Even AFTER they increased passes to $225. Any ideas on why it sold out so quickly this year?
It's the American way! SSWhat this means for future permits is unclear, but the cynics among us fully expect the price to rise, perhaps dramatically, on such evidence of strong demand.
Kent,What this means for future permits is unclear, but the cynics among us fully expect the price to rise, perhaps dramatically, on such evidence of strong demand.
'Sneaking' can be loosely defined as trying to enter the farm in a motor vehicle without a permit or as a passenger without a permit in a vehicle that has one. In the first case, it's a trespassing charge if caught. In the second, the permit holder will lose his permit for the rest of the year.I think the point being that they are offering a controlled experience, so the access points are intended as such. People trying to sneak in isn't the idea.
Permits were never technically transferable. But back when Weyerhaeuser owned the farm and permits were $60, a couple friends and I would kick in $20 each and then move the permit from vehicle to vehicle. Now, they're assigned to a specific person in a specific vehicle. When the security guy stops you, you've better have a copy of your permit and your driver's license to prove who you are. Sell the vehicle? Tough luck - buy a new permit. Replace your windshield? Better be damned careful removing the permit sticker from the old windshield and attaching it to the new one.Are the permits transferable? I can see a way to make a few extra bucks here. Permit scalping.
Here's the $64 question. Anybody can hike, bike or take a horse into the tree farm. It's only motor vehicles and the passengers in them that need permits. As for access points, open up your gazetteer and find a spot along the NF Snoqualmie county road. That said, the farm is about 160 or so square miles. Many of the best spots would take quite a hike or bike ride to get to.That's just for vehicles, correct? Does anyone know the access points if I were to go in on a mountain bike?
Neither Dave nor I or any of the other 498 or so people who bought permits this year would even think about spending $225 if the fishing wasn't very good Jim. If you got skunked, that's your fault The bigger issue though is not whether the fishing is great or not, but since only 500 permits are sold every year, the number of people on the farm at any given time is pretty small. As such, I'm a lot more comfortable about leaving my vehicle beside the road and not worrying about getting vandalized or hassled by some tweaker. A better way to think about the permit is that it's sorta like belonging to a really rustic private country club. The $225 fee keeps the riffraff out!. . .On another note. I went in there with Dave(wetline) a few times and the fishing wasn't that good. I could fish outside of that place and still get skunked.
Huh? What gives you that impression? The NF is open year 'round as a special rules stream. You can hike or bike in and fish it anywhere from the NF county road.Hold on a second. Are you not allowed to just fish the North Fork beyond spur 10 gate? I only drove up there once but the drive was damned depressing with all the clear cuts.
Rocky Ford has no view of clear cuts. Not even clear cut hay fields.I'm hard pressed to think of anywhere else in this state that doesn't have views of clear cuts.
Silly me - neither does Lake Lenice!Rocky Ford has no view of clear cuts. Not even clear cut hay fields.
Thanks for the correction Dick. That's good to know if you're considering a new rig (as I periodically do!)...You can get a new sticker and have your new license plate number transferred to you permit if you buy a new car (as I did a couple years ago). You need to write to their office with the info, but they were pretty prompt in providing the new sticker.
It's a tree farm. They replant the clear cuts. You ought to be happy that they cut the trees in there and not along all the highways.Hold on a second. Are you not allowed to just fish the North Fork beyond spur 10 gate? I only drove up there once but the drive was damned depressing with all the clear cuts.