Washout on Wahkeena

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Washout on Wahkeena

Post by pablo » November 28th, 2014, 10:47 am

Another washout has formed on the short unstable section of trail just before Wahkeena Falls. Passable now but given the traffic will need to be repaired. I imagine the trail will be closed for this work to take place.
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Zia
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Re: Washout on Wahkeena

Post by Zia » November 28th, 2014, 11:16 am

That same spot was having issues last year as well. One of my first trips up there, they had volunteer repairing the section right behind the wash out. A lot of water runs through that spot.

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Re: Washout on Wahkeena

Post by trailupdater » December 2nd, 2014, 6:18 pm

Forest Service is planning to work with PCTA to fix this in the next few weeks. It will be a several-day effort. Waiting for the soil to thaw! Edan

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Re: Washout on Wahkeena

Post by airoff » December 6th, 2014, 7:17 pm

Update just because. From around 3:30 today.
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Re: Washout on Wahkeena

Post by airoff » December 7th, 2014, 3:21 pm

A bit worse today.
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Re: Washout on Wahkeena

Post by Sean Thomas » December 7th, 2014, 6:07 pm

Looks like the log in pablo and ao's first pic bit the dust(or mud)?

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Re: Washout on Wahkeena

Post by airoff » December 7th, 2014, 8:26 pm

Sean Thomas wrote:Looks like the log in pablo and ao's first pic bit the dust(or mud)?

Just happen to have a shot of that as well. :D
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Re: Washout on Wahkeena

Post by trailupdater » December 8th, 2014, 8:58 pm

Work party scheduled for 12/15 Monday to repair this.

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Re: Washout on Wahkeena

Post by northridge » December 14th, 2014, 7:12 pm

Traveled past the Wahkeena slide on Saturday. There was a good path around it protected by cones.
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From across the way one could see a large section of retaining wall that had slid down to a waiting tree.
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Re: Washout on Wahkeena

Post by Jane » December 14th, 2014, 8:49 pm

I'm pretty sure the good PCTA folks will be working on this the next couple days.

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