Wild Goats Prompt Emergency Closure of Mount Ellinor Trail

“The Mount Ellinor Trail rises above timberline, providing extensive views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound, making it a popular destination for many summer visitors,” said Acting Forest Supervisor Amanda McAdams. “But public safety must remain our utmost concern and the public’s cooperation will be appreciated for the duration of this closure.” At this time, no lethal actions are planned; the situation will be monitored and the closure will be re-evaluated again in two weeks to determine if it should continue.

For additional information, please contact the Quilcene Ranger District at 360-765-2200. A copy of the Closure Order (Subpart B Closure # 06-09-02-12-02) can be found on the Olympic National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/olympic; information about alternative recreational opportunities can also be found at that location.