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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.

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Bonus Days

Nice mid-October cutthroat

Nice mid-October cutthroat

Even though you can fish 365 days a year in Washington for trout, for the most part the season in the small Cascade and foothill rivers comes to a close somewhere near the end of September when the rains begin and the rivers fill.    This year I though the season was over at the end of September too, rivers were 10x their summer flows and the cold, wet weather seemed to be here to stay.    Yes, I’ve managed to get over and fish the Yakima a few times in the last few weeks but that doesn’t count, it is on the dry side of the Cascades.

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