Troublesome Creek

Troublesome Creek

Troublesome Creek

In the fall of 2006 massive flooding along the north fork of the Skykomish River wiped out the Index-Galena Road in about 8 different places.  Ever since that day the road has been closed to motor vehicles, and a couple of really cool little NF campgrounds have laid neglected, inaccessible, on the upper stretches of the road.

There was a “work-around”.  Forest Service Road 65, the Beckler River Road could be used as a backdoor to the camps, adding another 40 miles or so, but there was another gate at the top end, and I’d never seen it open in all my recent travels, and hiking trips to the area.

Until today!

North Fork Skykomish River

North Fork Skykomish River

Today the gate was open, and a more perfect road for the WR250R has never been carved into the earth.

Index-Galena Rd.

Index-Galena Rd.

I was delighted to see the tiny campground at Troublesome Creek was open, and in tip top shape.  Man that is exactly the kind of stuff I want my tax dollars to be spent on.

Blue Pools

Blue Pools

I parked the moto and took a little hike up the creek.  There are several places where one can stare down into the beautiful clear blue pools of water.

The trail was in great shape and there was a new foot bridge since my last hike here a decade before.

Enjoy the images, Kat

 

Foot bridge

Foot bridge

 

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About Jeff Katzer

Welcome friends. I'm a cyclist, hiker, motorbike rider, kayaker, photographer, videographer, ukulele player, snowshoer, XC skier, and BEST of all - a grandpa. Somewhere in that list above you'll find the theme of the Adventure Journal.
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