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Jun 25th 2017, 06:23 PM   #1
 Jstilt's Avatar
 
  May 2016
  Olympia

Fs25 & 99....

.....to Windy ridge. Anyone here or know if it's open? and if so how are the roads looking? last time down there they weren't so great. Well compared to what it use to be like in the early 2000s. Figure I'd give it one more try before I write it off . Just don't car to head down there and find it's a mess , seems now its more for adventure biking of late. And here it use to be one of the go to roads, to bad they don't fix it up to what it use to be. Anyway, just asking to see if anyone been there or not.
Jun 25th 2017, 07:14 PM   #2
 
  Feb 2016
  Vancouver

Gates are closed for 99. Snow past Gates impassable at mile marker 3 but they did have a small plow and backhoe up there. FS 25 is gated just past the intersection with 99 and on the Southside just past the intersection with FS93. Still 3 miles of pretty deep snow over Elkhorn Pass
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Jun 26th 2017, 12:17 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
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they don't anticipate it opening until end of July
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Jun 26th 2017, 03:36 PM   #4
 HalcyonSon's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Renton

Several of these threads open right now... "Use the search noob."

It is as jaredp and krazyone44 said. I was up last weekend and even the bits that are open are not something I want to carry much speed through. I was disappointed that I couldn't get to Windy Ridge, but Iron Creek Falls was nice to see.
Jun 28th 2017, 08:27 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Olympia

  VFR
Boo waa on the road, kind of figured it would of been questionable as I was looking over some photos that were taken yesterday from flying around the area, and saw a lot of snow still on the ground. Now as far as being a noob, nice one. I Prefer to ask vs. search
Jul 10th 2017, 01:50 PM   #6
 HalcyonSon's Avatar
 
  Apr 2016
  Renton

Quote:
Originally Posted by RVFR
Boo waa on the road, kind of figured it would of been questionable as I was looking over some photos that were taken yesterday from flying around the area, and saw a lot of snow still on the ground. Now as far as being a noob, nice one. I Prefer to ask vs. search
Better than some bozo asking "Hey, what's this squiggly line over here between two of the most popular landmarks in the state?"
Jul 10th 2017, 05:33 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Battle Ground

  1991 Honda CBR1000F
Just so you know. This past weekend a couple of people were up that way, and the gate was unlocked. Roads were clear, and pics were posted at Windy Ridge. just saying, but legality could be a question. I guess others went out there as well, because the gate was open.
Jul 10th 2017, 05:35 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

Its open, I crashed through all the frost heaves and dips and got rear tire airborne coming from Hood river to Randle yesterday.
Jul 10th 2017, 08:18 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Olympia

  VFR
Ah ha, just checked the forest service web site, says they opened FS25 on the 6th, but 99 was closed at the sno park due to road damage. they didn't say for how long though 99 was to be closed off. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/giff...a/?recid=66099
Jul 12th 2017, 08:31 AM   #10
 FeralRdr's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Adjacent to the Hobbit Garage

Quote:
Originally Posted by oldmanriver
Just so you know. This past weekend a couple of people were up that way, and the gate was unlocked. Roads were clear, and pics were posted at Windy Ridge. just saying, but legality could be a question. I guess others went out there as well, because the gate was open.


Whether the road was suppose to be open or not, we currently don't know. Might have to make another run out to provide independent confirmation, that "Yes it's open", or "No, it's still closed and a few miscreants got lucky".
Jul 27th 2017, 01:34 PM   #11
 Rock Dodger's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Washington

Any word on 99 being open to Windy Ridge??
Jul 27th 2017, 05:43 PM   #12
 larsvons's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '15 KLZ1000BFF (BEST FRANDS 4EVER!)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rock Dodger
Any word on 99 being open to Windy Ridge??
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/giff...a/?recid=72030

07/25/2017: Open 2.5 miles to Bear Meadow Viewpoint only. 99 may be open in mid-August due to road damage. Hikers & bicycles are allowed beyond closure.
Jul 28th 2017, 09:57 AM   #13
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  Feb 2016
  Washington

Quote:
Originally Posted by larsvons
https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/giff...a/?recid=72030

07/25/2017: Open 2.5 miles to Bear Meadow Viewpoint only. 99 may be open in mid-August due to road damage. Hikers & bicycles are allowed beyond closure.
Thanks for the update. If the road repair is delayed or they encounter problems, it's possible that they won't open it. Later in the summer/early fall isn't the best time to ride on 25 (to get to 99) because of the long shadows, condensation and moss on the road. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
Aug 17th 2017, 08:58 PM   #14
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  Feb 2016
  Washington

FS99 is supposed to open on 8/21. YES!!
Link to info.
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Aug 18th 2017, 07:34 AM   #15
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
lots of road construction happening with single lane closures. much waiting and crawling. no real reason to go out there for a ride.
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