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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

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

Two vehicle accident blocks Eastbound State Route 101 in Aberdeen

Aberdeen traffic accident

Traffic on Eastbound State Route 101 through Aberdeen resumes this morning, after an hour of road closure near Wishkah and Park street as crews responded to a traffic accident in the area. Eastbound State Route 101 (Park street) was closed

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

Washington Department of Natural Resources to permit campfires on some state lands

Department of Natural Resources Burn Ban

With recent rain and current weather models predicting more moderate conditions in western Washington, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is adjusting the current statewide burn ban. Recreational campfires will be permitted in established fire rings in official

Local Search and Rescue group looking for funds, and members

GHVSAR

Grays Harbor’s Volunteer Search and Rescue group is looking for some help. President, and Sergeant Brian Dayton tells us “We’re trying to raise funds to get new radios. That’s been the big issue for our team. The radios that we

Campfires prohibited in all Washington state parks

Washington State Parks 100

Washington State Parks announced today that campfires in all state parks will be prohibited until further notice to help prevent human-caused wildfires during the hot, dry season on both sides of the Cascade Mountains. The prohibition on campfires in state

National Night Out party lists for Aberdeen and Hoquiam

National Night Out 2014

National Night Out locations  August 5th from 6 – 10 PM National Night Out provides an opportunity for all community members to get to know one another and build strong networks of communication throughout neighborhoods. Last year, neighborhoods throughout the