Samish Overlook Closed...

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Sedro Tom, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    The sun broke out and so did I.
    This sign was interesting.

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    so I went up to see what was going on.
    this was the Vandalism

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    any how the area was open for this rig

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    these guys had to walk up to get up

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    the view was spectacular

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    back to the Ball Game! :D
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  2. kwisn

    kwisn One Happy Dog

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    Cool pic of the crane, Tom. :D
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  3. markwoodlief

    markwoodlief Long timer

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    once again, great pics Tom.. :D
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  4. tommybelvedere

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    I love goofin around up there. To bad a few jerks got it closed for most vehicles. Great pics.
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  5. HH

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    Wow, nice day and nice pics.
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  6. Apple Jam

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    Vandalized by what? Beavers? :lol3


    Did you see any purpose behing cutting the trees? Or just blatant vandalism?
    WTF? Loser asshats.
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  7. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    Maybe Sthil beavers. :lol3
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  8. arenfro425

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    I am a local boy and new to Dual sporting. Where do you do all your riding at. I used to hit the old Weyerhauser forest roads but that is closed. I didn't know you could go up to Pooh Pooh point.
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  9. Sedro Tom

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    Never heard that name, must be local local. Ride off the S. Skagit Hwy, FS 17/Finney Crk area, where ever. During the week mostly (re-tired). You can go back in this forum a ways and find trip reports from that area.
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  10. sirloynz

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    Poo Poo Point is where the gliders launch in Issaquah, off the Issaquah/Hobart Road.
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  11. sirloynz

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    Anyone know if the lookout is open again?
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  12. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    Don't know. I'll look in the morn ifn it ain't ah rainy. :1drink
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  13. tommybelvedere

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    I was just up there day before yesterday and it was still closed for vehicles with more than two wheels or feet. I went up to have a look, the views never get old. I also went up the other fork and came out at Lk. Samish park just like you used to be able to do in a vehicle, its funny the same kinda crap closed that off too??? It was a cool evening cruise!
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  14. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    at 8:30 this morning

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    the over look, looks good

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    :D
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  15. sirloynz

    sirloynz Puny Human

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    Cool! Thanks for checking, Tom.
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  16. T.Low

    T.Low Been here awhile

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    A week or two before it was closed, the girls wanted me to take them up there for a pic a nic lunch in the van. Hope you don't mind, Tom, if I throw a couple of my pics on the end of your thread. :D


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    My 5 month old daughter drove. She really likes that place.

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  17. guns_equal_freedom

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    Samish Overlook temporarily closed because 12 trees cut down
    KIE RELYEA - THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

    The state Department of Natural Resources has temporarily closed the Samish Overlook on Blanchard Mountain because of vandalism, the agency announced Friday, April 29.

    DNR is coordinating volunteers to help clean up the vandalism, in which 12 trees were cut down and left in the area, creating possible hazards for visitors.

    The day-use area will be closed at least two to three weeks for the cleanup, according to a DNR news release.

    Located in Skagit County, Samish Overlook is a popular viewpoint and launch point for hang gliders and paragliders. DNR said that because of the state's tight budget, volunteers will be vital in helping to reopen the area.

    http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/04/29/1992857/samish-overlook-temporarily-closed.html


    POSTED: Friday, May. 13, 2011

    DNR re-opens Samish Overlook after downed trees cleared
    KIE RELYEA - THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

    The state Department of Natural Resources has re-opened the Samish Overlook on Blanchard Mountain after volunteers helped clean up 12 trees that had been cut down by vandals and left behind, the agency announced Friday, May 13.

    To protect the public, DNR closed the day-use area in late April until the trees could be cleared.

    The limbs will be used for mulch at the site, according to a DNR news release.
    Located just south of Bellingham in Skagit County, Samish Overlook is a popular viewpoint and launch point for hang gliders and paragliders.

    Sixteen volunteers from the North Cascades Soaring Club helped with the cleanup. The club also donated the use of a chipper to help complete the project.

    http://www.bellinghamherald.com/201...s-samish-overlook-after.html?storylink=tacoma
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  18. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    No problem, nice pic's and a cute child. :clap
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  19. tommybelvedere

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    Seems like it could have been vandals with chainsaws, i thought it was kinda funny that the trees cut down were right where the gliders launch? I'm not accusing anybody, just sayin'
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  20. yondering

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    Well, at least the closure was for our own safety. I mean, it could be horrible if some innocent hiker came across a fallen tree in the woods. You could trip on that, skin your knee, and spill your granola! :eek1
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