Help the Middle Fork

Middle Fork at Pratt Confluence

Middle Fork at Pratt Confluence

Those of you who have driven up the Middle Fork road to fish know that the road needs some serious work.  Each year it seems to get a bit worse with washboarded sections, huge ruts and potholes that could swallow a Mini.   The road was bad enough last season that I only drove all the way to the Middle Fork trailhead one day and I drive a Subaru that is made for these types of bad roads.

Well, now you can help.  I just read an article in the Snoqualmie Valley Record (one advantage of living in the valley now) about the projects going on along the Middle Fork.   Multiple recreation and conservation organizations have banded together and started a crowd-funding campaign to raise money for work on the road and trails up the Middle Fork.  You can access it on Indiegogo here.

There are going to be some serious projects taking place on the Middle Fork starting this year and into 2016.   This year from May 5-Oct 31 they will be starting a project to pave the Middle Fork Road up to the campground which will cause the road to be closed during weekdays and open with delays on the weekends.  So, things are going to SUCK for fishing the upper river the next few years but once the road is done then access to the Middle Fork trailhead area and above will be much faster.   You can find out more about the projects at the Mountains to Sound Greenway site and the paving project at the Western Federal Lands Highway site.