National scenic status sought for Pacific Northwest Trail

I for one am glad this is happening. It means the section of the pnt nearby on blanchard wont be logged at all, which is what the hiking community around here has wanted for years.

This view of the Oyster dome from the Bat caves is amazing.  To bad there wasn’t more sun that day.

“The designation is sought in a sweeping public lands bill pending before the U.S. House of Representatives, and is intended to bring better maintenance, funding, signage and visibility to the trail, which stretches from Glacier National Park in Montana to Cape Alava, winding through three national parks — Olympic, North Cascades and Glacier — and seven national forests.

Along the way, hikers take in the Rocky and Selkirk mountains, the Pasayten Wilderness, the North Cascades and Olympic Mountains, ending at a wild beach on the Pacific Coast.

Designation would bring national recognition to the trail, and put it among its better known peers including the Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails.”

This view from the top of the oyster dome is a part of the pnt and one of the great views one can get on the trail.   The samish overlook is about 2 miles away near the wedge cut you can see in the trees on the next hill over.

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3 Responses to “National scenic status sought for Pacific Northwest Trail”

  1. Hike Skagit Tours | Random Hikes In The NorthWest Says:

    [...] Trail has always been part of the Pacific Northwest Trail route. This trail is now listed as a National Scenic Trail. This protects these trails from ever being logged, at least in the near [...]

  2. Stephan Brachman Says:

    Like your post. Maybe hiking shoes should guide someone there.

  3. Hiking Tim Says:

    I love the Pacific Crest Trail. Sometime soon, I want to thru-hike it.

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