Banks, Buxton, Salmonberry Trail

Community members weigh in on Salmonberry Trail

The route of the Salmonberry Trail near Buxton. Photo: Chas Hundley

BUXTON - John Hamel doesn’t think much of the Salmonberry Trail.

Maybe that’s not the right way to put it. Hamel thinks of it often, mostly in terms that he assures the Post are unprintable. His list of complaints are exhaustive, well-researched, and personal.

They’re also not exactly what you’d expect from a member of the trail’s advisory committee.

“If somebody’s gonna cram something down your throat, maybe you can at least do something to make it better,” he explained during an interview at his home on Scofield Road in Buxton.

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The Salmonberry Trail is a four-part, 86-mile project billed as a “world-class recreational attraction” that takes bikers and pedestrians from Banks to the Tillamook coast. Conceived . . .

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