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JasonGriffith
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WSDOT to close Hwy 20 at Colonial Creek
« on: 11/21/18, 10:27 AM »

https://wsdotblog.blogspot.com/2018/11/change-means-more-room-to-roam-for-sr.html?m=1

If you are as happy about this as I am I suggest you contact your elected officials.
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Re: WSDOT to close Hwy 20 at Colonial Creek
« Reply #1 on: 11/21/18, 10:48 AM »

No more Ruby mountain, whaaaaat
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Re: WSDOT to close Hwy 20 at Colonial Creek
« Reply #2 on: 11/21/18, 10:57 AM »

I contacted Cascade Backcountry Alliance and suggest you do so as well. This is exactly the kind of thing having a backcountry advocacy group is for.
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Re: WSDOT to close Hwy 20 at Colonial Creek
« Reply #3 on: 11/21/18, 08:52 PM »

Hi All,

Thanks for all your emails. There is a dogpile of comments on the WSDOT site (where we commented as well, but it seems like they might have closed the thread) and the more voices the better- please go speak up. They have obviously gotten a pretty strong response and have agreed to hold off on closing the gate further west until January 2nd. We will be sticking up for the interests of winter recreation on highway 20 in a few ways- contacting the WSDOT transportation secretary, appropriate local representatives, and trying to rally various user groups together. Will keep everyone here posted if we hear anything back, as well as if we find a productive avenue of complaint.

Thanks,
Conrad
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Re: WSDOT to close Hwy 20 at Colonial Creek
« Reply #4 on: 12/06/18, 01:46 PM »

We've been trying to work with the sled group Northwest Glacier Cruisers to get somewhere with the DOT. Here's a recent email from them:

"We have asked the DOT to set up a meeting to discuss the Closure of Highway 20. They wanted to do it at our snowmobile club meeting but we felt it was important to include all users, so once they have given us a date I will let you know and we would love for a representative from your group to be there to discuss this with them. Not sure they will change their mind, but they are asking for an opportunity to explain it to us.   We want very much to do this in partnership with all the users motorized and non motorized."


We will let folks know what's needed once we hear more.


Thanks,
Conrad
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