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WINTHROP - Pearrygin Creek Road No. 1631-100 has been temporarily repaired and was reopened Oct. 1 near the shooting range and up to Ramsey Creek.
The popular route was closed in 2011 by mudslide along Pearrygin Creek.
It's the second year in a row a temporary repair has opened the road in time for hunting season.
"We were able to do a temporary repair last summer to allow for hunter access," Methow Valley District Ranger Michael Liu said. "But that repair washed out again this spring and the road has been closed."
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has been waiting for federal funding for reconstruction, planned for next year.
This year's temporary fix will allow access to the road system during general rifle hunting season. Work includes a temporary low-water ford, suitable for vehicles with high ground clearance.
Temporary road closures associated with the Okanogan Complex Fires remain in place on the Middle Fork Gold Creek Road No. 4340-100 and on Forest Service Road No. 4330-100.
Several seasonal closures were implemented Oct. 1.
Forest visitors can check the Travel Plan Map when planning outings.
Free copies are available at forest offices in Okanogan, Tonasket and Winthrop, and online at www.fs.usda.gov/main/okawen/maps-pubs under "Methow Valley and Tonasket Ranger District Travel Plan Maps."
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