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Experience Fall in Olympic National Park

Fall Colors in Quinault

Fall in Olympic National Park is full of beauty and wonder unlike anywhere else in the world. The moment snow dusts the towering, craggy peaks of the Olympic Mountains, the rain-forested river valleys below become alive. When the snow hits the mountains, rain in the lower elevations triggers something in the plants and animals. Almost […]

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Help Make The Hoh River Trail the Best Hike in America’s National Parks!

The Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park

  USA Today is currently holding their annual 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards to see which trail is the best hike in the National Park Service.   Fans of Olympic National Park now have a way to tell the rest of the country which area of America is really the best for hiking. While Olympic National […]

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Entire House Vanishes in Oregon Town

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  In the small, Oregon town of Klamath Falls, just south of Crater Lake and north of Weed, strange things have always been rumored to have happened. Most often, the bizarre stories we hear from the old west town on the Applegate Trail have to deal with Sasquatch. However, news reports from Oregon’s NBC affiliate […]

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Lake Crescent’s Pyramid Peak Trail Reopens

Lake Crescent, looking at Pyramid Peak (L) and Mount Storm King (Center)

2/25/2015   One of Olympic National Park‘s iconic trails has reopened after closing in August of 2014 for repairs. The trail, which leads to the summit of Pyramid Peak, was closed due to unsafe conditions that led hikers up and across an extremely sketchy slide area. For the last few months, work crews (NPS Staff […]

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Great White Shark Bites Seal in Half in Ocean Shores

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2/24/2015 Updated: 2/25/2015 @ 9:35am   Great White Sharks are not something most think of while enjoying the coast at Ocean Shores in Washington, yet authorities are telling people be aware of their surroundings while swimming, fishing or whatever it is people do in the cold waters off this small coastal town on the Pacific […]

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Ruby Beach Featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue #Kinda

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2/24/2015 by Doug Scott   For anyone who has visited Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park, the stunning beauty is enough to knock your socks off. More rugged and wild than any beac found in California or Oregon, the wilderness of the Olympic Coast is iconic and beautiful, perfect for photographers from around the world.   […]

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A Simple Reminder to Visit Olympic National Park

Exploring Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park. Photo Credit Mitch Zenobi

This is what you missed if you didn’t go to Olympic National Park today. With a high temperature of 48 degrees and few clouds in the sky, America’s 6th most-visited National Park was the place to be, as this picture from Lake Crescent shows.     Post by Zach Zenobi.     Be Inspired. Visit […]

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Crater Lake: First Impressions of Oregon’s Only National Park

What 37% of normal snowpack looks like at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

I had never ventured to the central sections of Southern Oregon. For my entire life in the Pacific Northwest, the region between Bend and Klamath Falls remained a mystery. Sure, I had looked at pictures of Crater Lake as we studied it in school, but the region’s spirit was unknown to me. All growing up, […]

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Holding Out Hope For Winter in the PNW by Looking at 2005

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Feb 21, 2015 Many in the hiking communities of the Pacific Northwest have given up on winter arriving, and for good reason. Snowpacks around the west are dwindling, and reports from Yosemite, Mount Rainier, Crater Lake, and Olympic National Parks are seeing snowpacks around 30% of normal or less.   Many locals are claiming they […]

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Free National Park Entry for America’s 4th Graders and their Families

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2/19/2015 by Doug Scott   #ThanksObama    Many people see the hashtag above and either become irate at the twice-elected President of the United States, or laugh at the silliness of people blaming the problems of live on the leader of the free world. While most of the nation will argue over the legacy of […]

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