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Logging Freund



Mountain bikers and hikers hot to try to the new connector trail between Ski Hill and Freund Canyon should note that logging and heavy machinery are on parts of the Freund Canyon trail system and that some of the trails will be closed for a few weeks. Info from The Wenatchee World:

LEAVENWORTH — A three-quarter mile section of the Freund Trail which doubles as a Forest Service road closed Thursday and will remain closed for two or three weeks while the road is rebuilt.

Located two miles north of Leavenworth the trail section lies entirely within Forest Service Road 7702. The portion of the trail affected begins at the Trail No. 6701 intersection with Forest Service Road 7702.


The Forest Service plans to rebuild the road for the Chumstick hazardous fuels reduction project, which will also involve thinning and prescribed burning.


Once the fuels reduction is completed, the road will be rehabilitated for trail use.


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More discussion and description of what is taking place can be read at the WenatcheeOutdoorsForum.org at this post.