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  Quote NateW Replybullet Topic: Skykomish Fall Camping?
    Posted: 21 Sep 2017 at 2:24pm
509'er that is looking to do a quick overnight trip on the Sky once there is a bit more water. Any recommendations on camping spots?
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  Quote megspk Replybullet Posted: 21 Sep 2017 at 3:49pm
You can camp in Index below the "Town Wall" where all the rock climbers camp. It's free camping, but can be busy at times and there's typically a port a potty. There's nice little spots right near the river, but I personally wouldn't leave any gear there unattended. You can also free camp up Beckler Road which is a little drive East of Index. There's a campground up there too, but you can free camp along the road. I've also camped up Money Creek road...there's a campground there too, but you can free camp up the road from there (beware of traintracks if you want a good sleep). Hope this helps :)
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  Quote NateW Replybullet Posted: 21 Sep 2017 at 7:44pm
Here?
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  Quote megspk Replybullet Posted: 21 Sep 2017 at 9:47pm
Yes, but the camp is before that on the river side of the road....it's pretty obvious :)
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  Quote Jed Hawkes Replybullet Posted: 22 Sep 2017 at 7:49am
Are you talking about overnighting out of a raft or kayak or just coming over and car camping in the sky valley?
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  Quote NateW Replybullet Posted: 22 Sep 2017 at 9:15am
Just coming over to camp. An overnight on the sky would be a fun!
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  Quote megspk Replybullet Posted: 22 Sep 2017 at 1:13pm
I think an overnighter on the Sauk would be pretty cool too! Better camping/easier coordinating of gear and camp :)
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  Quote jonlcrain Replybullet Posted: 25 Sep 2017 at 10:53am
There is a good spot up the Rapid River at the very end of the road. I have camped/slept in my car there a couple times and never seen anyone. It's quiet and away from the RR tracks.
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  Quote Jed Hawkes Replybullet Posted: 25 Sep 2017 at 12:01pm
I second the rapid river. Beckler River Road has lots of options.
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