RRT is partnering with Darrington Area Resources Advocates (DARA). Darrington Strong (DS) and Friends for Public Use (FFPU) to sponsor this project.
The project will restore the 7 mile long Circle Creek Road so that it can be re-opened to public use. The Forest Service is proposing to decommission this road due to reduced maintenance budgets. A 2 mile trail begins at the end of the road, quickly enters magnificent huckleberry fields and alpine meadows and ends on the summit of Circle Peak, site of a Forest Service Lookout in bygone days. There are no day hikes of this kind in the Suiattle River Valley.
RRT, DARA, DS and FFPU are exploring ways individuals and organizations can contribute to the restoration and maintenance of this road and we are hopeful it will be reopened for public use before the end of the Summer in 2017. We hope to produce a recipe for a successful outcome that can be applied to keep other important roads open for public use.