Road work is complete for the year. You will notice that "treads" have been added to the bridges. This is to help spread the load if heavy trucks cross. The bridiges have been ceertified for 20,000 lbs loads. Once the USFS accepts our engineering report we will be posting weight limit signs on the brdges.
Keep in mind that the road is considered mostly closed during the winter months. The road can be very slippery when it is wet and just plain dangerous if there is any ice present. We recommend that members do not travel the road into Nesika duirng the wet and cold winter months unless conditions are unusually dry and warm.
Palmer Mill Road
The heavy rains in winter of 2011 were not kind to the road. There
is impassable damage on Palmer Mill road between Brower and Multnomah Basin Road.
The damage on Plamer Mill Road, between The basin road and the clear-cut is extensive.
About 50 feet of road just above the old quarry has been eroded down about 6 feet. The section about 1/4 mile above that has erosion in various places 12 - 18 inches deep.
This will be a major repair job. We have not word about when, if ever, the USFS will repair this section of road.
For the forseeable future access to Nesika wil be via Larch Mt. road.