Our last regularly scheduled work party of the season will be in the townsite for the first time this year. With new access road construction ended for the season we will be allowed to drive in for this one day. Plans are to meet at Mowich, as we did last October. This is the first bridge crossing of the South Fork Sauk River a quarter mile below Barlow Pass on the Darrington side. Please be there by 9 a.m., as the new road is gated and will be locked again after we enter.

We will use our time in town to bag up summer trash in the toilet and campground areas and do as much brushing as possible. Chain saws and brush cutters will be helpful. Dress for mid-October weather and bring along drinking water. As always, we will provide lunch and good company.

We will return through the gate in early afternoon.

Given the return of autumn rains and the level of construction of the road, we recommend four wheel drive vehicles or at least ones with high clearance. If you do not have one you can “buddy up” with someone who does. Hope to see you then!

Update 10/18/2014 – pictures available of the trip on the new access road