Support for New Trails in Wild Sky Wilderness
Thirteen prominent Washington conservation and recreation organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service expressing support for two new trails, Frog Mountain and Alpine Falls Trails, along the U.S. Highway 2 corridor near the town of Skykomish. The Frog Mountain trail was deemed a high priority as part of a recent trail plan associated with the designation of the Wild Sky Wilderness in 2008. It would provide a 3.8 mile trail into the eastern portion of the Wild Sky Wilderness and recreational access for hikers and equestrians while preserving the Wilderness quality of the area. The Alpine Falls trail would provide a nearly one mile accessible trail just 6 miles east of the town of Skykomish and accessible from U.S. Highway 2. Washington Wild coordinated support for the proposed new trails from a mix of conservation recreation stakeholders. Read the Frog MT and Alpine Falls Joint Scoping Comments.