The Methow Trails trail along the Methow River in the Wolf Creek area will be closed for about a week for logging.
As of last week, logging contractors for the Virginia Ridge timber sale had cut approximately 160 acres near Wolf Creek and hauled out 59 loads of logs to several buyers.
They’ve also constructed and maintained half a dozen roads, clearing brush, improving drainage ditches, and cleaning out culverts.
Logging equipment and trucks will continue to use Wolf Creek Road and U.S. Forest Service Road 1131-800.
The Washington Department of Natural Resources sale calls for logging 671 acres in all, on Wolf Creek, Virginia Ridge below Sun Mountain Lodge, and a small unit near Mazama.
Plans for the forest-thinning and logging project include a commitment not to do any logging that can be seen or heard from Sun Mountain Lodge until after Sept. 15. Terms of the sale require all merchantable timber to be removed by mid-November.