TEAL LAKE LOOP TRAIL -CLOSED

The Teal Lake Loop Trail is being closed as of noon 25 March 2016 due to logging and tree blow down.  This closure will extend into mid-May 2016 and possibly beyond.  Please do not use Teal Lake Loop as road rehabilitation and subsequent heavy logging equipment will be be using the south and western portions of TLL Trail.  In addition, tree blow downs from our recent weather have closed the eastern portion. None of this land is within the MPR or “open space reserve”. Please see the below message from Larry Scott, PLVC Trails Chairman.
This closure is due to safety requirements.
Olympic Resources Management (ORM) is the property owner where we have developed our Teal Lake Loop (TLL) Trail. ORM will be doing road reclamation and drainage remediation as well as tree harvesting on the southwest portion where we have used their old logging road as part of our TLL Trail. As a result, for both safety and construction progress reasons PLVC Trails is closing the Teal Lake Loop Trail until these evolutions are complete. The initial planning anticipates completion around mid-May but of course depending on variables, that target could slip. This logging plat is adjacent to the upcoming DNR Trails plat, so our planned connections between those two in that area will also be delayed. This closure is effective starting today 3-25 and as a result, so as to discourage any use of TLL, Trails will NOT be clearing the many blowdowns in other parts of TLL until the completion of ORM’s work . Thank you in advance for honoring the closure. Trails will rehabilitate the entire TLL when ORM’s work is complete.
Douglas Huber

LOGGING ANNOUNCEMENT

Olympic Resource Management (ORM or Pope) will commence logging over the next few days.

  • Friday, March 25, they will commence widening some haul roads off Teal Lake Road and then Monday
  • March 28, clear-cutting will commence. 

This harvesting operation is on their land south of Teal Lake and west of Teal Lake Road.

  • The Teal Lake Loop Trail has been closed.

Watch for signs and a further announcements. There is a 500 foot buffer between the harvest and both Teal Lake Road and Teal Lake. This area is known as the Googan parcel, is 54 acres and shaped somewhat like a kidney bean.

It will take about two months to complete. ORM has instructed their contractor to not commence operations before 7am.