Big Four Ice Caves Trail 723, Ice Caves Trailhead
Date(s): Jul 7, 2015
The Big Four Ice Caves Trail is one of the more popular destinations reopens today. The Forest Service has installed additional safety signage advising of the dangers of the ice caves and reminding visitors to stay on the designated trail. Big Four Mountain and the ice caves are part of an ever changing environment, with winter and spring avalanches, and rock and ice fall a potential hazard year round. It is never safe to leave the designated trail and the ice caves should only be viewed from a distance.
For visitor safety, the Forest Service has temporarily closed the 7305 road at the 7305/73 intersection due to helicopter operations during the Whitewater Thin Timber Sale. Operations should take about a week with weather permitting and hopefully the road will reopened around April 22. For more information contact the Snoqualmie Ranger District in Enumclaw at 360-825-6585.
Johnson Ridge Trail 1067, Johnson Ridge Trailhead
Date(s): Oct 23, 2015
Skykomish Ranger District at 360-677-2414
Forest Service is closing Johnson Ridge Road (FS road 6520) Nov. 9 at the mile 0 due to unsafe surface conditions. The closure will be in effect through the winter season. Johnson Ridge Trail 1067 will be inaccessible to hikers during this closure.
Artist Point Trailhead, Chain Lakes Trail #682, Ptarmigan Ridge Trail #682.1, Table Mountain Trail #681, Park Glacier Climbing Route
Date(s): Oct 14, 2015
Mt. Baker Ranger District at 360-856-5700
WSDOT has closed the Mt. Baker Highway (SR 542) at mile 55.5 dut to a landslide across the road. We have trees and mud over the roadway. This closure effects the trails and trailheads up at Artist Ridge: Artist Point Trail, Table Mountain Trail, Chain Lakes Trail, Ptarmigan Ridge Trail an the Park Butte Glacier Climbing Route .