The Shorelines Permit for the Lower Reach One Trail was formally approved by the Chelan County Hearings Examiner in the spring of 2019. The permit application was submitted in late 2018 by the Lake Chelan Trails Alliance. “Obtaining the Shoreline Permit is the final step in our planning process”, reported LCTA president, Guy Evans. The approval advances the Lower Reach One Trail project to the fundraising and construction stages.
The total budget for the new trail is $10,000 with a majority of the construction to be done by volunteers. Planning, signage, and rental expenses account for the primary project expenses. Fundraising efforts will begin during the summer of 2019.
The Lower Reach One Trail is a partnership project between the Chelan County PUD, City of Chelan, and the Lake Chelan Trails Alliance. It will add 2.4 miles of single-track trail downriver from the existing Reach One Trail. The layout will offer a “stacked loop” design resulting in a number of route possibilities. Completion of the trail is planned for 2020.