Two updates for this page:
The washout at Copper Creek was fixed as of May 2008. However, this doesn't really help much as the road is so overgrown as to be undriveable just past that creek anyway. But you'd have to think that if the USFS went to the expense of fixing the road that it has to be to allow for future logging which raises the possibility that there may be additional improvements in the works for the road above that point.
Also, the text in paragraph #6 refers to Gibson as the Grays Harbor COGPP which we now know is not the case.
As of May 2010, Wynoochee Valley Road, which turns into Forest Road 22, is paved for its first 27.6 miles to a small bridge crossing over Save Creek.
In addition, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Forest Road 22 is in the process of having a five-mile stretch paved between Save Creek and Forest Road 2284. In other words, soon most of the drive to the hiking starting point will be paved (not that a little gravel road travel ever stopped county highpointers). However, during the road paving project, access to Forest Road 22 beyond Cougar Smith Road (18 miles from the start of Wynoochee Valley Road near Montesano) will be closed Tuesdays through Thursdays every week.
People can monitor the progress of the road paving project here.