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  Quote huckin harms Reply+2 props     bullet Topic: Sky Valley Update
    Posted: 04 May 2017 at 2:04pm
Hi there folks. Did a bit of driving around the Skykomish river drainage today.

The Foss looks clear of wood (hiked down to Ken&Barbie)in the crux zone. It was a healthy medium.

The Rapid has some sticks in the lower section of the last mile. There is at least one show stopper easy to see from the road. It wouldn't be a hard portage, but nonetheless.

The Lower Tye also has quiet a bit of wood still making it appear less appetizing. It has been getting some attention as of late, but scout carefully.

The East Fork Miller has a 'trail' that is newly blazed to reach the log jam island that is the start of the good IV section on the Eastfork avoiding several jams upstream. The trail is easily found just a quarter mile up the road from the bridge with the Westfork. There is a narrow grassy pulloff to park along an old cut zone. If you go more than 1/2mile, you've missed it. It's got some orange ribbon marking the route, there is a bright orange highflyer skeet disc that marks the entry into the woods. Takes less than 10 minutes. This too is running at a good flow.

I didn't check the stick for TopTye... my guess is it's above the stick.

That's all for now!


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  Quote cbishop1 Reply0 props     bullet Posted: 04 May 2017 at 2:38pm
Nice Mike! Let's go boating!
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  Quote outdoorjunkie88 Reply0 props     bullet Posted: 04 May 2017 at 3:59pm
Thanks Mike. Gonna be out there this afternoon. @ 5 if you Want to join
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  Quote water wacko Reply0 props     bullet Posted: 04 May 2017 at 8:52pm
Tye is nice and clean, so is the Foss. Paddled it a couple weeks ago. Thanks for the update!
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  Quote septimus prime Reply+1 props     bullet Posted: 09 May 2017 at 2:38pm
Great news from the county on the NF Sky road repair:

http://snohomishcountywa.gov/624/Index-Galena-Rd---MP-64-69-Index-TBD

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT - The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) signed a determination of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on April 14, 2017. This finding is based upon the evaluation of the Environmental Assessment (EA) as issued on September 19, 2016, and thoughtful consideration of public and agency input, including comments received at the public hearing on October 12, 2016 for the Index-Galena Road Milepost 6.4-6.9 project.
Notice of Availability
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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  Quote huckin harms Reply0 props     bullet Posted: 22 May 2017 at 7:22am
Good news: Jacks pass is open! Northfork Canyon is now accessible. Nf laps down thru El Nino should be prime with the high water. Drop me a line if your headed around, and I'll try to join. Low water 4.6/ Med 5.0/ above 6 will be full using the foot guage at Galena. https://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/river/station/flowplot/flowplot.cgi?id=SNGW1
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