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Search for missing hiker in Olympic National Park ends when hikers walks out Monday

Kelly Hall, 64 years old
6’5”, 220 pounds
Overdue from six-day hike from Obstruction Point, to Grand Pass, Cameron Pass, Dose Meadows, Gray Wolf Pass. Planned to be picked up at Slab Camp Trailhead on USFS Road 2875 on Thursday September 4.
• Blue backpack
• Blue ‘Mountain Hardware’ stocking cap
• Fishing pole and orange flip flops strapped to outside of pack
• Believed to be using a blue-gray tent
Anyone who has seen Hall since August 30, please call Olympic National Park at 360-565-3120.

UPDATE: Kelly Hall arrived in the area of the Elwha Ranger Station shortly before 10:00 a.m. Monday, safe and well and contacted a park employee. “We are overjoyed to have this search reach a successful and happy conclusion,” said Superintendent

Process to move Chalet in Olympic National Park begins, Enchanted Valley closed to camping September 1-14

Enchanted Valley Chalet

The complicated process of moving a historic two-story building about 50 feet begins today, complicated because the Enchanted Valley Chalet in the Olympic National Park is 13 miles from any developed roads. Jeff Monroe of Monroe House Moving tells us

Unmanned Aircraft Use banned from Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

Launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of Olympic National Park is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent. “The use of unmanned

Kilmer, Heck Announce National Heritage Site on the West Coast

Foss Waterway Seaport

TACOMA, WA – Representatives Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Denny Heck (WA-10) joined local officials to announce a bill to create the first national heritage site on the West Coast. Their legislation would establish a National Maritime Heritage Area in Washington

Spring Forward at Lake Quinault Lodge With Special $99 Rate

Warmer temperatures, stunningly green plants and trees and the most beautiful time of year in the rain forest all represent Springtime on the Olympic Peninsula.  Lake Quinault Lodge celebrates this fantastic time of year with special rates, numerous events and

What can be done to save the Historic Enchanted Valley Chalet in the Olympic National Park?

Enchanted Valley Chalet in the Olympic National Park

The Enchanted Valley Chalet in the Olympic National Park is reaching a tipping point, 13 miles above the Graves Creek trail head in the Quinault Valley, the historic chalet is loosing ground to the the East Fork of the Quinault

Public meeting tonight on Wilderness Stewardship Plan for Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

The public comment period opened earlier this month on a Wilderness Stewardship Plan in the Olympic National Park. The National Park Service reports four alternatives are being discussed, a public meeting has been set for March 26th from 5 –

Public comment period opens on Wilderness Stewardship Plan for Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

The public comment period opened yesterday on Wilderness Stewardship Plan in the Olympic National Park. The National Park Service reports four alternatives are being discussed, a public meeting has been set for March 26th from 5 – 7pm at the

Free Days at Washington State Parks this weekend

Washington State Parks 100

OLYMPIA – Washington State Parks announces Sunday, Jan. 19 and Monday, Jan. 20 are the first of 12 “free days” in 2014 when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass to visit a state park. The “free days”

Conservative group says Olympic National Park has lost $3 million in first 10 days of federal shutdown

Washington, D.C. - As the 10th day of the government shutdown looms, more than seven million Americans have been kept out of national parks and $750 million in visitor spending has been lost, with huge repercussions for the economies of