Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Reiter Foothills Focus Group Meeting

This is a short-notice announcement, but I wanted to alert everyone to an important meeting regarding the state Department of Natural Resources' planning process in the Reiter Foothills Area (used to access the Gold Bar bouldering).

There is a focus group meeting tomorrow, Wednesday April 28, in Everett that will discuss the various motorized and non-motorized options the DNR is considering in implementing their recreation plan for the Reiter Foothills area. It looks like there is a real chance that the road to the clearcut will remain closed indefinitely, and will be available for non-motorized access only. While this will prevent the clear-cut from being overrun with rock crawler machines, it means that climbers will have to continue hiking up the hill to access Gold Bar's fantastic bouldering. I'll be attending the meeting with Jonah Harrison and hopefully a few others to try and convince state officials to open the road to non-ORV users in order to better facilitate non-motorized access to the climbing, to Lake Isabel, and to the greater Snoqualmie National Forest in general.

It would be great if a number of climbers could show up at this meeting and make our voices heard. Here is the info from DNR:

Wednesday, April 28, 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Public Meeting Room #2 – West Side
Snohomish County Administrative Offices
3000 Rockefeller Ave
Everett, WA
For more information, contact Stan Kurowski at 360-854-2855

You can find information about the DNR's recreation plan for the Reiter Foothills area here.

Hope to see some of you there!

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