Access Report: Updated at least every Wednesday evening

March 1st, 2021:

We have received enough voicemails to fill April. People will be called back in order over the next few weeks. If you left a voicemail after 9:10 am you may not receive a call back if dates are full before we reach you in the queue.

This is the last month of voicemail requests. May will be available by the Lottery System starting tomorrow, March 2nd.

ROAD AND TRAIL CONDITIONS:

There are 6-12 inches of snow on the 6 mile dirt road. Vehicles can make it IF you have a High Ground Clearance Vehicle such as a large truck or lifted SUV (Jeep, etc.) with 4WD and snow chains. Subaru/Honda or other small/midsize SUVs are NOT suitable!! If you cannot make it to the trailhead, PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE ROAD or turn-around areas. Safely park along the road and hike the rest of the way.

Snow shoes or xx-skis, and trekking poles are essential for the hike. The trail and Goldmyer property has about 10-20 inches of snow. More snow is expected throughout this week.

  • Minimum of 5 hours of driving+hiking (each way) from the Seattle area to the Goldmyer Property in the winter.
  • 18 miles of FS road with no reception, 6+ miles of which are rough, unpaved road; the whole road is un-plowed when it snows.
  • 4.5 mile hike each way to the property (9 miles round trip).
  • Follow the directions that were emailed to you, DO NOT use GPS or other resources.

You should always travel with the following emergency equipment in your vehicle:
  • Snow Chains
  • Extra Water and Food
  • A Full Gas Tank and Extra Gas
  • Chainsaw (for clearing deadfall trees on remote forest roads)
  • Axe or Hand Saw
  • Shovel
  • Jumper Cables
  • Nylon Tow Strap and a Winch
  • First Aid Kit
  • Basic Repair Kit and Tool Box
  • Spare Tire (fully inflated!)
  • Blankets or Sleeping Bags (even if you don't plan to camp)
  • Appropriate Clothing
  • Hand and Foot Warmers
  • In addition: let someone know when you're due home or back in phone service area and what emergency service to contact if you are not reachable by a certain time (the office is not an emergency number).

RESERVATION PROCESS:

To create a more efficient and equitable process for visiting Goldmyer Hot Springs, we are implementing a web based lottery submission for reservations. Please see the RESERVATION LOTTERY Page for more details. Follow the link at the top of the Home Page under "Please Note:" or the drop down tab "VISIT > Lottery".

  • Any messages left before March 1st, 9:00 am PST asking for April will be DELETED.
  • April weekends will be full by 9:02 am (via voicemail) and the voicemail fills up by 9:10 am.
  • March 1-20: calls will be returned for April dates (you may not receive a call back if dates are full).
  • Remaining dates or cancellations will appear on the calendar.
  • Requests for May must be done via the online lottery March 2-31 (do not call the office to enter the May lottery).



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