July 1, 2009 in Outdoors

Salmo-Priest access restored

Forest Service clears rock slide
By The Spokesman-Review
Courtesy of Jane Baker photo

This rock slide has been cleared off Colville National Forest Road 2220, the main access to the Salmo-Priest wilderness trailheads and Gypsy Meadows northeast of Sullivan Lake. The boulder had blocked vehicle traffic for several weeks.
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The main access to Salmon-Priest Wilderness trailheads was opened for vehicle traffic last week as Colville National Forest crews cleared a major rock slide.

Colville National Forest Road 2220, the route to Salmo Mountain Lookout and Gypsy Meadows northeast of Sullivan Lake, had been blocked for several weeks by a huge boulder, leaving the passage only for cyclists and ATVs.

A forest spokeswoman said Wednesday that all major vehicle routes on the forest are open.

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