Access Report: Updated at least every Wednesday evening

December 2nd, 2020:

We have received enough voicemails to fill January and are not accepting any new requests.

Unfortunately, due to extremely high call volumes, you will not receive a call back if you are placing a new request or asking for a waiting list. We understand this may be frustrating and wish you luck for next time.

ROAD AND TRAIL CONDITIONS:

There is NO snow on the road or trail and none is expected for the next week. (Goldmyer is at 1800' and most forecast snow is falling above that elevation).

We will continue to get normal winter weather through April. Conditions can change frequently, but you should expect rain and snow. We cannot accept last minute cancellations due to normal, inclement weather if the road is open and passable.
  • You need a High Ground Clearance Vehicle (truck or large SUV with AWD or 4WD). Always bring chains just in case!
  • 7 miles of rough, unpaved road, which is un-plowed when it snows (20 miles of FS road with no reception).
  • 4.5 mile hike each way to the property (9 miles round trip).
  • Minimum of 4 hours of driving+hiking (each way) from the Seattle area to the Goldmyer Property.
  • 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:

We are only booking 1 month at a time through the winter. Please read further restrictions to capacity, group size, time slots, and general access on the COVID-19 RESPONSE page.

Voicemail requests are accepted starting at 9:00 am on the opening date listed. Any messages left before 9:00 am PST will not be accepted (DELETED). Call the office (206-789-5631) and leave a voicemail to get in the queue. *We will continue to give priority call-backs to people with credit on file, but you must still call after 9:00 am.

  • February 2021 is available, Monday, January 4th, 2021, 9:00 am (due to holiday weekend).

FYI - dates fill up immediately via voicemail! You may not get your preferred date so be flexible. With over 100 people calling at the same time, we cannot answer each call as it comes in. Again, you must leave a voicemail to get in the queue. We call people back in order, but it may take several days to over a week to return your call, please be patient. Reservations are not confirmed until we speak to you and take a payment. There is no online booking or wait list. If dates become available (from cancellations) they will show on the calendar until filled.


Please consider making a donation to help cover our operating costs during this challenging time. Follow the "Get Involved" TAB at the top of the home page and select "Donate". Thank you for your help.

*Watch this website for updates.*



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