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Harriet Hunt - Ward Lake Road
By Tom Carlin


December 19, 2007
Wednesday AM

I've been going to school down in California for the past 3 months and am returning to Ketchikan later this week. I just heard from a buddy of mine that they will not let anyone up to Harriet Hunt What is with that? I have lived in Ketchikan for 19 years and have never heard of anything like this.

I got a couple of questions also. Are they letting ATV's up there? Where are they stopping people? Anyone know what would happen if you just ignored them and kept going??? This is the most unethical thing I've heard and really makes me quite angry because I love to go and play around in the snow up there. Any one know who decided on closing the road? The road has always had a closed sign on it in the winter but they still let you go up there -- you were just at "your own risk". Sorry for rambling on about this but when I heard about it I couldn't believe this. I really just can't believe this! What are they going to do next, close the roads way at north and south of town??

I've also heard with this recent snow up there that they are not doing anything to the roads. What's up with that? Isn't that what some of our tax dollars cover? I think they should be a little more involved in keeping the main roads plowed and not so worried about locals going up to play in the snow and have a good time like we have for at least the past 19 years.

Tom Carlin
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Lived my whole life in ketchikan. Live to fish and hunt."

Received December 18, 2007 - Published December 19, 2007


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