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Jun 16th 2016, 08:09 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Vancouver WA

  2012 Yamaha FJR1300
FS 25 open to Randal yet (2016)?

I know FS 23 is washed out, but does anyone know if FS 25 is open thru to Randal yet?
Jun 17th 2016, 06:38 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Bremerton WA

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Gifford Pinchot National Forest - Alerts & Notices

Looks like part of it opens today.
Jun 17th 2016, 07:10 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Richland

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Originally Posted by Mikeames
I know FS 23 is washed out, but does anyone know if FS 25 is open thru to Randal yet?
You can call the FS in Randall and ask: (360) 497-1100
Jun 17th 2016, 07:49 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016
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Actually, the Northern section of FS-25 has been open for about a month or so. The whole road was originally scheduled to open at the end of May. However, around the 27th (May), the status changed to say that the southern section (between Pine Creek and FS-99) would open the first week of July. This is definitely one strange year. Historically, FS-25 has opened well before FS-99 (Windy Ridge) does, as the snow has typically melted off 25 before it does on 99.

Though parts of 25 may have gotten more snow than 99 did, my suspicion is that they may have found some major road damage that they are having to repair.

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Forest Road 99 Opens 6/17 from North

Date(s): Jun 16, 2016

Forest Road 99 opens Friday, June 17 from the north via Forest Road 25. Forest Road 25 is currently closed and gated between FR 99 south to Muddy River as crews repair major damage sustained over the winter. The entire FR 25 should open in early July.


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06/16/2016: Forest Road 25 is open from the north side (Randle) to Forest Road 99, but not beyond. It is gated on the south side just past Muddy River Picnic Area and is not open to through traffic. It should open sometime around the beginning of July. Please call (360) 449-7800 for further questions.
Jun 17th 2016, 03:36 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Olympia

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Good to know, was wondering if it was worth the ride down to find out personally, now I don't have too with this sketchy weather being around.
Jun 18th 2016, 07:23 AM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Vancouver WA

  2012 Yamaha FJR1300
Thanks all!
Jun 18th 2016, 09:16 AM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Adjacent to the Hobbit Garage

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Good to know, was wondering if it was worth the ride down to find out personally, now I don't have too with this sketchy weather being around.
If you've never rode out to Windy Ridge, let me just say that it is typically worth the ride. The Northern section of FS-25 (Randle - FS-99) is where you do have to stay on your toes. The southern section of 25 (FS-99 - Pine Creek) isn't as bad, but there are still a few spots that are "No Joy in Twistyville", so you will want to stay alert in that section too (when it opens up). FS-99 is the jewel in the crown for that ride. The west bound lane (going out to the viewpoint) is normally in very good condition with one caveat: you do have to watch out for rocks and gravel as you approach the view point parking lot at the end of 99. The eastbound (return to 25) lane usually does have some damage, but almost all of it is in the blast zone and mainly where the road sits next to a drop off. Most of it is is easily seen and avoided, though some times by going into the oncoming lane (traffic dependent).
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