Open: Wahkeena lower parking, Larch Mtn Rd

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squidvicious
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Open: Wahkeena lower parking, Larch Mtn Rd

Post by squidvicious » May 26th, 2021, 12:49 pm

The lower parking area at Wahkeena is now open. the USFS site still says it's closed, but both gates have been open for about a week now. Yet every time I go through there I can't spot a single car parked down below, while they're still backing up and fighting for spots along the road.

Larch Mountain Road has also reopened. They must have just posted that today, because I swear I just checked last night.

squidvicious
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Re: Open: Wahkeena lower parking, Larch Mtn Rd

Post by squidvicious » June 10th, 2021, 12:00 pm

I've been confused why the Wahkeena lot is still sometimes closed. When I parked this morning the gates were closed, but open when I returned to my car. Ok, I have a notion... yup, found a sign that said gates open at 8 am and close at 8 pm.

In the past I've made a point of parking below in the summer for ease of exit, and never remember finding closed gates. Is this schedule new, or did I just always used to get a later start than I realize?

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