Tag Archives: Olympic National Park

Razor Clam dig approved November 4th through November 11th

Westport clam diggers

Clam diggers can return to coastal beaches starting Tuesday, Nov. 4, to dig razor clams during the first of two planned openings in November. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the latest round of evening digs after

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

Migratory fish return to Upper Elwha River for the first time in over a century

These two images show the difference in the Elwha River's flow from July 10 to August 1.  The remaining dam is circled in yellow in each image.  Now that flows have dropped enough to expose the concrete, dam removal can begin again.

Thanks to a radiotracking program begun this spring, fisheries biologists confirmed yesterday that two radio tagged bull trout have migrated through Glines Canyon and are now upstream of the former Lake Mills in Rica Canyon. Two other bull trout have

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

House mover to save Olympic National Park chalet

Enchanted Valley Chalet in the Olympic National Park

An historic Olympic National Park lodge teetering on the edge of the Quinault River should be moved next month before it falls into the water. The park has awarded a $124,000 contract to the Monroe House Moving company of Carlsborg

Olympic National Park to move Enchanted Valley Chalet

Enchanted Valley Chalet in the Olympic National Park

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) – Olympic National Park says it’s moving forward with a plan to move a historic chalet that’s being threatened by the shifting east fork of the Quinault River. The Enchanted Valley Chalet, located 13 miles from

Outdoor Burning Restricted in Grays Harbor County

Grays Harbor County Fire Marshal

Effective 12:01 A.M. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Grays Harbor County Fire Districts and Fire Departments in cooperation with the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR.) and the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA), will be enacting restrictions on all outdoor

Final razor clam digs of the season to start May 27

Westport clam diggers

Clam diggers will have one last chance to dig razor clams this season during a final opening set to begin May 27. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the digs after marine toxin tests showed the clams

Razor clam digs approved to start May 13, tentative dates listed through June 1

Westport clam diggers

OLYMPIA – Clam diggers hoping for a few late-season razor clam digs on Washington beaches will have plenty of options to consider. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) today approved eight days of digging, beginning May 13. WDFW