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Mary's Peak Road Reopened

Discussion in 'Outdoor Shooting Areas' started by rick, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. rick

    rick Close to Corvallis, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Was closed July-August for rebuilding some sections of road that were starting to slide down the mountain.
    Now open again. :yes: :cheer: :yes:
     
  2. del_and_bones

    del_and_bones Anchorage, AK Physics Pirate

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    YES!!!! This kinda feels like Christmas.
     
  3. rick

    rick Close to Corvallis, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Mary's Peak Road is closed again. There was no notice about this latest closure on the USDA/FS web site, so maybe it's an unexpected slide or emergency repair. :( :bawling: :(
     
  4. MechanicWithAGlock

    MechanicWithAGlock Albany, Oregon Member

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    nooooooooo i read the post thinking i could finally go up there again only to find its closed again at the bottom for the forum i need somewhere to shoot im getting ancy!
     
  5. del_and_bones

    del_and_bones Anchorage, AK Physics Pirate

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    An alternate route to get to the top was listed earlier today, but I can't seem to find it. It was on the Siuslaw National Forest's website. I'm gonna go check out a place I read about towards Eugene, it's actually closer to Albany than Mary's Peak.
     
  6. rick

    rick Close to Corvallis, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The alternate route is from Hwy 20 to Burnt Woods Road to West Mary's Peak Road (past Harlan) to GL Ridenour to NFD 30 to Mary's Peak Road (NFD 3010). Seems to take hours, but it'll get you there if you're not in a hurry and have a vehicle with good ground clearance. Personally, I'd rather poke my eye out with a sharp stick than have to go that route.
     
  7. MechanicWithAGlock

    MechanicWithAGlock Albany, Oregon Member

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    if the place towards eugene is anygood lemme know im always looking for a closers place to go shooting at
     
  8. rick

    rick Close to Corvallis, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    According to the SNF office, Mary's Peak Road is supposed to reopen, again, by Sept. 23rd.

    Hope it stays open this time! :deadhorse:
     
  9. rick

    rick Close to Corvallis, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Reopening has been delayed until Sept. 26th.

    This is getting really old! :banghead:
     
  10. MechanicWithAGlock

    MechanicWithAGlock Albany, Oregon Member

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    hey does anyone know when abouts that mary peak starts getting snow?
     
  11. rick

    rick Close to Corvallis, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It's different every year. OSU has a webcam looking at the peak if you want to check for snow before driving up. Link-> Mary's Peak Real-time Observatory
     
  12. rick

    rick Close to Corvallis, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    May 6, 2012 - Update on Mary's Peak - Both gates on Mary's Peak Road are now open. Most of the road is clear of snow, but the last mile or so is still blocked by heavy snow, so there's no vehicle access to the viewpoint parking lot or the summit trailhead right now. The good news (for shooters) is that the road is clear past the gravel pit, and clear past the turnoff to NFD 30. The not so good news it that the popular shooting areas are already all littered up with stuff left by a few inconsiderate bozos, so please, when you shoot, clean up your stuff, so the general public doesn't get the idea that all shooters are inconsiderate bozos.