>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

La Grande Observer print edition

view all La Grande Observer print publications »

The Observer paper 11/21/14

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow Popular forest road reopens


Popular forest road reopens

Road is adjacent to many popular hunting, hiking areas

Forest Service Road 77, washed out in the June 2010 flood that destroyed part of the Wallowa Mountain Loop Road, has been reopened.

The popular road between Tamarack Campground and East Eagle Trailhead skirts the southern boundary of the Eagle Cap Wilderness and is adjacent to many popular campsites and hunting and hiking areas.  

The washouts occurred along particularly hazardous sections of road that include steep drop-offs directly down to the creek. Due to the extent of the damage, concerns over public safety, cultural resources and the proximity of the Wild and Scenic River Eagle Creek, the environmental analysis and design were complex and the repairs took additional time to complete. 

At the time of the flood, it was determined that the Western Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration would be in charge of repairing the road. The contract was awarded to JAL Construction, Inc., out of Bend. 

“I would like to recognize the hard work and coordination that went into this project,” said District Ranger Jeff Tomac. “We recognize the importance of this road to our public, and our forest road engineers did an outstanding job coordinating with our partners to ensure this road opened for use this fall. It was a complicated project in a sensitive area and I’m very happy with the professionalism and quality of work (that went into opening) Road 77 for public use.” Forest Service Road 77 begins at State Highway 86 between Richland and Halfway. It travels west along the southern edge of the Wallowa Mountains, parallels Eagle Creek, then ends at the Catherine Creek Summit on State Highway 203. 

The road is popular with hunters, anglers, campers, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. Recreationists seeking entrance to the Eagle Cap Wilderness from the south frequently travel on Road 77. 

Some of the well-used sites off the road are Two-Color Campground and Guard Station, Tamarack and Boulder Park campgrounds, Main Eagle and East Eagle trailheads and the Bennett Peak area.


blog comments powered by Disqus
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

  • http://depts.washington.edu/icutalk/?hos... http://depts.washington.edu/icutalk/?hos... http://depts.washington.edu/icutalk/?hos...
  • http://web.taftcollege.edu/athletics/alu... http://web.taftcollege.edu/athletics/alu... purchase photoshop cs4 cheap
    http://isa.univ-tours.fr/?&sn=get&cat=20... viagra sous ordonnance http://isa.univ-tours.fr/?&sn=get&cat=10...
    prescrizione viagra cialis rezeptfrei holland http://ahva.ubc.ca/student/index.php?all...
    viagra cialis acheter achat sildenafil forum commande viagra france
    online download microsoft office student and teacher 2013 http://nfmod.newell-fonda.k12.ia.us/inde... adobe acrobat x mac download online buy microsoft word 2007 key buy adobe photoshop cs3 cheap autocad lt 2014