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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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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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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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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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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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