This hits close to home. Hundreds of acres of Blanchard Mountain – home to Oyster Dome – could be logged next summer unless state legislature comes up with $7.7 million to pay for its conservation.
Mount Baker Experience contributor Andy Basabe helped organize an epic day of support for the area’s trails to demonstrate its importance to elected officials.
The event, which starts at 11 a.m. this Sunday, April 17, features a 15-mile ride/run through the area.
Here’s the details, from Andy:
There will be salmon, snacks, and beverages at the top of Cleator Rd for all present, until supplies run out.
Please carpool, and park in areas that won’t affect the regular users of these parks and trails. The lot at the top of Cleator Rd is small, please try and park at the bottom of the road, or the North Chuckanut Parking Lot.
There will be directions for those unfamiliar with the trails connecting the two areas, and flagging will be used to indicate the correct route. Nice people will be present at the Lily/Lizard Lake parking lot to help get people organized.
Directions to Lily/Lizard Lakes Trailhead: http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/lily-lake-trail
Directions to the fiesta at the top of Cleator Rd: Turn east off Chuckanut Drive on Hiline Rd, near milepost 16, cross the interurban trail, and head up the gravel road.