Lone Butte Meadows (GPNF)

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Lone Butte Meadows (GPNF)

Post by Webfoot » May 27th, 2021, 12:50 pm

I spotted an area I would like to explore, and there are apparently good roads through it but I am getting shut out by gates. It is Lone Butte Meadows paralleled by Forest Road 32 in Gifford Pinchot NF. Are all the roads into this area gated? Why and how long has it been this way?

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Re: Lone Butte Meadows (GPNF)

Post by Chip Down » May 27th, 2021, 1:01 pm

I see google has a pin for Lone Butte Wildlife Area. Could that be the reason for restricted access?

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Re: Lone Butte Meadows (GPNF)

Post by Webfoot » May 27th, 2021, 1:27 pm

Thanks, that was the key. Now that I know what to search for I find "Lone Butte Wildlife Emphasis Area" on multiple maps. I wish I had an e-bike for places like this.

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Re: Lone Butte Meadows (GPNF)

Post by teachpdx » May 27th, 2021, 4:46 pm

This area has been on the list to check out for awhile… apparently the wildlife viewing opportunities are superb thanks to the restrictions on motorized vehicles (which would technically include an e-bike, I assume?).

If you really need an engine back there, it is open to snowmobiles in the winter.
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Re: Lone Butte Meadows (GPNF)

Post by Webfoot » May 27th, 2021, 5:53 pm

teachpdx wrote:
May 27th, 2021, 4:46 pm
the restrictions on motorized vehicles (which would technically include an e-bike, I assume?).
Do you have a list of rules? All I found were locked gates and I haven't located an official page.

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Re: Lone Butte Meadows (GPNF)

Post by teachpdx » May 28th, 2021, 6:39 am

Webfoot wrote:
May 27th, 2021, 5:53 pm
Do you have a list of rules? All I found were locked gates and I haven't located an official page.
The closest thing I have found to a list of rules is in this e-book from WTA, check out Page 21. WTA is pretty in-the-know. You could also check directly with the ranger station. https://www.wta.org/trail-news/publicat ... de2005.pdf
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