What IS "is"
Posted by Dan on March 15, 2011
If designated wilderness, trail access to these areas will continue to be lost. We simply don't have the manpower and money to maintain and rebuild them without chainsaws, power winches and in some cases bobcats or miniexcavators. The upper South Fork Skokomish, Humptulips, Wynoochee and Pete's Creek trails are endangered by this proposal, and the Pacific Northwest Trail (Gold Creek section) might never be completed. The Upper South Fork Skok Trail is now missing 2 footlogs and 2 stock bridges to be restored to the condition it was in from 1912 to 1999, and it will never get them. The groups sponsoring this proposal vehemently oppose chainsaw and power equipment waivers within wilderness. We will lose these trails.
— WTA Member