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Last additions - Road construction September 29, 2009
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Looking back south yet again.824 viewsThis reservoir sediment will be scrapped down and replaced with good road base material. Oct 01, 2009
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Water pump by the river's edge901 viewsThis pump is drawing water used to keep the construction dust to a minimum. Oct 01, 2009
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This area is the eastern side of the paved parking area. 881 viewsThis view shows some of the large area that will be used for the parking area. Oct 01, 2009
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Looking back south again. 726 viewsThis dozer is pushing good gravel material out over lake sediment to make a good road base. Oct 01, 2009
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The road is now out over deep lake sediments.738 viewsThere is deep reservoir sediment here. This will be dug out and replaced with good roadbuilding material. Oct 01, 2009
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The road is getting closer to the river here...777 viewsThere is deep reservoir sediment here. This will be dug out and replaced with good roadbuilding material. Oct 01, 2009
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The river is finally in very.781 viewsThere is deep reservoir sediment here. This will be dug out and replaced with good roadbuilding material. Oct 01, 2009
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The road now cuts down into reservoir sediment.744 viewsThe take out parking lot will be on this low bench.Oct 01, 2009
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Turning east to cross a small wash723 viewsThis is one of a few spots the NPS identified as potential for wash outs during a possible heavy rainstorm. Oct 01, 2009
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Turning to the north again663 viewsThe road turns north now for the final run to the river.Oct 01, 2009
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Looking back south675 viewsThis view is looking back south the way we have come.Oct 01, 2009
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Filling over lake sediment668 viewsGravel is being deposited over lake sediment to make a good road base here. Oct 01, 2009
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