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The Grizzlies are Waking in Yellowstone

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Feb 10th, 2015       Yellowstone National Park is letting visitors and locals in the region that grizzlies are waking up earlier than normal this year. The first bear sighting in the park is always reported by the park service, but this year, the timing came much earlier than normal.   Traditionally, the first bear […]

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Elwha Flooding Closes Access to Olympic National Park

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 Updated: February 13th, 2015   During the first week of February, a large storm worked its way through the Pacific Northwest, dumping feet of water on the rugged and remote Olympic Mountains. With snow levels hanging on near 7,000 feet, any precipitation that fell, ended up coming down as rain. As the inches began to […]

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Body Found at Campground Near Hurricane Ridge

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Updated Feb. 6th, 2015   UPDATED STORY LINK HERE: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20150205/NEWS/302059989    Original Story: Reports are coming in to us that earlier on Wednesday, a body was found at the Heart O’The Hills Campground in Olympic National Park. While no information has been given, Olympic National Park spokeswoman Barb Maynes confirmed with the Peninsula Daily News […]

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How Many Elk are in Yellowstone National Park?

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Feb 4th, 2015   In 1995, around 18,000 elk roamed the volcanic hills of Yellowstone National Park. High in the rocky mountains, along rivers lined with hot springs, aspen and cottonwood trees, the elk in Yellowstone lazily waltzed through the wilderness of America’s First National Park. Since 1926, the population had steadily climbed, with the […]

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Olympic News: Iconic Elwha Trails Closed Due to Wash Out

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  In early January of 2015, heavy rains, strong winds and saturated soil all combined to washout 50 linear feet of the extremely popular Whiskey Bend Road in Olympic National Park. The washout directly impacts local hikers and tourists coming to visit one of the more historic regions of America’s sixth-most visited National Park.   […]

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America’s Top Six Most Popular National Parks in 2014

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January 21, 2015 Updated 10:15 PM The Updates/Editorial Should be Pretty Obvious     After the numbers have been tabulated, double and triple checked, the National Park Service of America has released their annual visitation numbers for the National Parks. While there was a close battle for 4th,5th and 6th place, the bottom of the order […]

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In 2015, Answer the Call of Wilderness in Olympic National Park

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  Living in the Pacific Northwest, the potential for wilderness always exists. Perpetually calling for you, but like most of the time our phone rings, we send it to voicemail. Wilderness is around every corner, begging for explorations. You catch glimpses of wilderness on the city streets, between buildings and reflecting off the glass jungles […]

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Twas The Night Before Christmas: Olympic Peninsula Edition

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      T’was the night before Christmas all along the Northwest Not a creature was stirring; even the marmots lay in rest The stocking were hung by the campfire, from Olympia to Neah Bay In hopes that St Nicholas would soon be on his way;   The hikers were nestled under their blue tarps […]

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Mudslide Closes Olympic National Park’s Graves Creek

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12/16/2014   A mudslide on the road to graves Creek campground and trailhead in Olympic National Park is closed for the foreseeable future. The road around North and South Shore is still open, as is the road to the North Fork of the Quinault River, but access to the more-popular graves Creek region is closed. […]

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The Yellowstone National Park Geyser App is Pretty Rad: A Review

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12/16/2014   Yellowstone National Park, America’s First National Park, now has a new app to help those around the Old Faithful and Biscuit Basin Geyser areas a chance to learn about the natural wonders from their tablet or smart phone. Compatible with both Android and iPhones, the App, called NPS YELLOWSTONE GEYSERS, is something nature […]

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