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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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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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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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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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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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Five of the Most Scenic National Park Drives: Washington State

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Recently, the National Park’s Conservation Association put together a piece on their 10 Scenic National Park Drives, and like nearly every list national groups put together, it skipped over some of the prettiest regions in the country. The list they put together is nice, and the destinations are great, especially the Tetons and Glacier. It […]

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Five Incredible and Isolated Solo Hikes in Olympic National Park

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    There is something primal about a solo hike. Alone in the wilderness with no burdens of conversation, no reminders of the stresses back home, life is simple. Your ears finely tuned to the silence, white noise of the city replaced with small gusts of wind through the forests. Solo hiking removes you from […]

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The end of a storm at Kalaloch via Gif

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11/6/2014   Kalaloch Beach, home to the gorgeous Kalaloch Lodge and campground, is constantly being voted the best place in the Northwest to watch a storm, once again proving the awesome natural wonders of Olympic National Park. Kalaloch Lodge sits on a bluff, overlooking the convergence zone between the Pacific Ocean and Kalaloch Creek. In the […]

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