SEPARATE TRAIL MAPS FOR BOTH HIKING AND BIKING IN PORT LUDLOW ARE NOW ONLINE AT THE PORT LUDLOW HIKING CLUB WEBSITE!
These can be loaded to your cell phone as an app as well as to your computer. Click on MAPS and click on the one you want to see.
PAPER COPIES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
The Port Ludlow trails were originally built for Port Ludlow residents to hike, but the Trails/Natural Resources Committee has selected some that are wide enough to accommodate both bikers and hikers safely.
If you are a biker, or the parent of a biker, please be sure that you/they use only those trails specifically designated for biking.
Trail courtesy is of the essence! Dog Walkers, please do not forget to pick up after your pet and take the doggie bag home with you for proper disposal!
Olympic Resource Management (ORM) has received a permit from the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to harvest 163 acres in four parcels around Teal Lake south and outside of the Master Planned Resort. This harvest is call the Mr. Rogers cut and will commence in the next month. A map showing the area to be harvested is attached. Some of Port Ludlow’s Trails will be closed during the harvesting.
PLVC will host Adrian Miller, Manager of Policy and Environment for ORM, to hold an informational meeting to advise the community the details of the harvest. The activities following the harvest will also be outlined.
All residents of Port Ludlow are invited to attend.
We pulled it off in a little under our usual 2-hr planned outing. Thanks to Jack Riggen, Denny Schuch, and John Sweet, we refreshed the chips throughout the Interpretive Entrance including the access trail from the RV Park. It’s ready for our usual uptick in visitors over the holiday weekends. Now if it will just stop raining a bit maybe folks will use it-Mother Nature just does whatever she wants to do.
Well, we did it, we finally got a start on the approved Osprey Trail. The full background would bore you but suffice it to say we needed to get our proposed span across the seasonal drainage ditch by 1 July to meet a WA Dept. of Fish /Wildlife requirement. On Thursday 6/9 a dedicated crew hauled in the necessary tools (@ ¼ mile through uncleared brush) to cut up a 2 foot diameter fallen hemlock and install a split 10 foot section of it at the optimum crossing site. This was not the usual 2-hour Fun Day Trails effort, it turned out to be 4 ½ hours but the end result is a very solid and wide crossing. We will return to develop the rest of the new Osprey trail when we complete the new DNR connections.
Give these guys a “Thanks” when you see them around town: Denny Clawson-Schuch, John Fillers, Doug Huber, Jack Riggen.
During the past two months Teal Lake Loop has been closed for logging activities. Last week the logging was completed, and over the weekend the PLVC Trails completed rehabilitation of the Teal Lake Trail.
Teal Lake trail is now open!
Larry Scott, PLVC Trails Chairman sent the following message upon completion:
“Teal Lake Loop is officially open again. The logging/roadwork is done and the trail has been cleared of the many blow downs from the last windstorm. For those of you who are familiar with TLL, you will notice a dramatic change to the southwest segment where the logging/roadwork changed the overall ambiance of the Loop. However, it provides an opportunity to watch as the replanting and regrowth will change it again over time.”
We’ve done our first growth maintenance of the year which means the following trails have been mown: Timberton, Niblicks, Olympic Terrace, Dunsmuir Cut, Picnic Point and the ABT 26-28. There is still the weed whacking to do in tighter quarters but that will come too. We want to thank you stewards for cutting back those errant blackberries that grow so quickly this time of year and also offer you lots of opportunities to take out any aggression you may have on any of those trail-leaning salmon berries too (if you’re so inclined). Again, thanks for all your help.
Note: We have jumped through the final hoop and now have full approval to build the Osprey Trail. It’s been a long process but we think it will be worth it in the end. We also have the DNR connectors to build (when the adjacent logging is completed) so it could be a great year to come out for a few hours and get some bragging rights as a trail builder. The calls for crews could start soon when a few other distractions are out of the way; so look for your chance then.
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.
We had a start on Montgomery Loop last Friday but the monsoon set in just as we were getting underway. We did get a small drain in under the path thanks to John Fillers, Doug Huber, and Al Krininger wanting to finish that phase before going to dry out. Then we came back yesterday (Tuesday) to finish the job. It went overtime at 4 hours instead of the usual 2, but Tuesday’s Fun Day gang (John & Doug again with Jack Riggen) spread and roller-compacted over 7 ½ tons of rock pathway. The route is now thicker and better able to stand the weather (we hope). Look for more opportunities as we begin to develop our new DNR Trails.