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Olympic Mountains

Creating parks’ new stewards

Don't stow the camping gear and hiking boots just yet. As we move into fall, good weather may inspire some to stretch the camping season, and autumn can offer the most colorful time to take a walk in the woods.And there's another incentive, particularly for those families...

Date: 09/10/2015 | Editorials

Recreational fishing closed at Olympic National Park

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — The National Park Service will close most rivers and streams in Olympic National Park to recreational fishing due to severe drought conditions.

Date: 08/10/2015 | Northwest

Team rescues injured hiker on Olympic Peninsula

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said search teams rescued an injured hiker who fell about 100 feet over the weekend.

Date: 08/04/2015 | Northwest

Fire in Olympic National Park raises concerns

PARADISE CREEK, Olympic National Park — Fire crews call them “cat faces,” deep holes that flames have burned into the trunks of the centuries-old Sitka spruce and hemlock growing here in the Queets River valley.

Date: 07/06/2015 | Northwest

Olympic National Park fire grows

PORT ANGELES — Fire managers say a wildfire burning in old-growth forest in Olympic National Park grew in size but cooler temperatures helped temper that growth.The fire on Wednesday morning was estimated at about 1 [[1/2 ]] square miles. The 950-acre blaze is burning...

Date: 06/24/2015 | Northwest

Helicopters help fight fire in Olympic National Park

PORT ANGELES. — Helicopters have been brought in to help battle a wildfire in rugged terrain in Olympic National Park in northwest Washington state.

Date: 06/22/2015 | Northwest

With black bears behaving, Olympic National Park area re-opens

PORT ANGELES — A popular area in Olympic National Park has re-opened to camping after it was closed seven weeks ago due to issue with black bears.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Northwest

Hiker rescued after sliding below Washington’s highest bridge

SHELTON — A hiker has been rescued after sliding 300 feet below the state’s highest bridge, the High Steel Bridge in the Olympic National Forest in Mason County.

Date: 05/25/2015 | Northwest

Olympic National Park’s Enchanted Valley closed because of bears

PORT ANGELES — Olympic National Park says it has closed a remote area to camping after recent visitor reports of black bears approaching hikers and eating human food.

Date: 04/24/2015 | Northwest

For the Leavenworth Bird Fest, you'll want to land early

When it comes to bird festivals, the early bird gets the worm or, in this case, a chance to register for choice outings at the Leavenworth Bird Fest, May 14-17.

Date: 04/19/2015 | Life

The tonic of wilderness

Visit to Sol Duc Hot Springs is great for adults and kids

Date: 04/10/2015 | Life

Crew rescues hiker after fall in Olympic National Forest

BRINNON, Wash. — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a 24-year-old Seattle hiker has been rescued after falling 50 feet down a steep embankment over the weekend.

Date: 04/06/2015 | Northwest

Olympic Park expands search for missing hiker

PORT ANGELES — Teams in Olympic National Park have expanded their search for a missing 60-year-old hiker.Park spokeswoman Jacilee Wray says nearly two dozen people on Saturday finished a grid search around the area where Jim Griffin’s pack was found.

Date: 12/28/2014 | Northwest

Road, trail to Olympic Hot Springs reopen

BREMERTON — Olympic National Park has reopened a road and trailhead leading to Olympic Hot Springs.

Date: 11/18/2014 | Northwest

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