Forest Road 23, a key route across the Gifford Pinchot National Forest from Trout Lake to Randle, will reopen on Thursday.
The reopening of the road, damaged in the November 2006 flood, will allow better access north and south, especially people looking to go to Mount Adams from the north end of the national forest and the communities of Randle and Packwood, said a news release from national forest staff.
Elsewhere, Forest Road 83 which provides access to Lava Canyon, should reopen by the first week of October. Forest Road 83 and many other roads, bridges, and trails were damaged in the heavy 2006 flooding, the release said.
Forest Road 99, which provides access to Wind Ridge viewpoint located just 4 miles from Mount St. Helens crater, sustained heavy damage from last winter’s severe conditions. Forest staff expects repairs being completed late this fall, in order to have the road open for the 2009
summer season, according to the release.