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Highway 101 Closed Due to Storm- December 10, 2014

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December 10th, 2014   Washington State’s Highway 101 is closed in two separate locations due to the current storm making its way across the region. With more rain and wind in the forecast, the route around the Olympic Peninsula will become a bit more difficult.   Officials are also asking those living along the Dosewallips […]

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The Roadless Wilderness of Washington State

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For anyone who travels around the country, you are aware of the drastic need for an improvement of our nations infrastructure. With few bus lines, fewer train options and price gouging occurring at both airports and at the gas pumps, getting around America seems harder and harder to do each year. Bridges have failed, freeways are […]

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Utopia or Myopia: How Hiking Can Help Save your Child’s Eyesight

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      Parents around the world will soon be hitting up their local outdoor stores, getting their tiny tots loaded up on hiking boots and camping gear. Thanks to an article published by The Economist, it has been discovered that children who spend their time indoors, reading and studying, are more likely to become shortsighted. […]

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Forest Service Officials to Visitors: Stop Taking Pictures With Bears

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October 27th, 2014   In another sign of the disconnect with the dangers of wildlife most people have, National Forest Service Officials have had to issue an official warning to visitors around Lake Tahoe to stay away from wildlife at all times. Specifically, safety around bears. In a press release titled Visitor behavior creating unsafe situations […]

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Watching Wildlife through Olympic National Forest’s Remote Cameras

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  Olympic National Forest is one of the best National Forest regions in the contiguous United States. This isn’t part of our bias for living and working in the area, either. In a country with 154 national forests and 20 grasslands encompassing 193 million acres of land, including 439 wilderness areas totaling over 36 million acres of […]

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Nine Free Entry Days to America’s National Parks in 2015

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  In 2015, the National Park Service will waive entrance fees for 133 National Parks that currently charge a fee to enter. This is great news for those who would like to visit the parks, but can’t afford to pay for yet another fee. Plus, it will be a break from the raised entrance fees that […]

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Olympic National Park’s Staircase Sees 143% Increase in September Visitors

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10/20/2014 Olympic National Park’s Staircase Region is growing more and more popular each month, with September of 2014 being one of the best months in the region’s visitation history. September of 2014 saw 9,263 people entering through the Staircase entrance, with 2,102 of those staying at the Staircase Campground.   (Hike the best trails at Staircase! http://exotichikes.com/5-hikes-for-the-weekend-staircase-olympic-national-park/) […]

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Quiz: Help Hurricane Ridge Stay Open More Days This Winter

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Hurricane Ridge is considered by many to be the crown jewel of the Olympic Mountains. Offering some of the most iconic panoramic views in the fifth most-visited National Park. To here, most travel the paved Heart O’ the Hills Road.   At 17 miles long, Heart  view filled road that snakes its way up from […]

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Snow Returning to the Olympic Mountains

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10/13/2014 Snow. The four letter word we all secretly like, is returning to the Olympic Mountain Range in Washington State. This week, forecasters are predicting snow levels to drop below 5,500 feet. This will see some snow falling on Mount Ellinor and hundreds of other peaks in the Olympic Mountain Range, making for a great view of […]

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Hood Canal Shellfish Harvesting Closed Due to High Levels of Toxin

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October 7th, 2014 According to reports out of the Washington State Department of Health, a section of the Hood Canal is closed for the first time ever to shellfish harvesting due to deadly toxins in the water. This is historic because when the US Navy was responsible for a 2,000 gallon oil spill in February […]

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