Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

WTA Crew Reroutes Hoh River Trail

April 23, 2008, 11:50 am

The Washington Trails Association's first Volunteer Vacation crew of the 2008 season has returned, smiling and successful, from the Hoh River Trail in Olympic National Park.  In just six days, our crew completed over 2000 feet of rerouted trail segments on the Hoh River Trail that was damaged in the December storms (whole stretches of the old trail spilled into the flood-swollen river.). They fixed 3 sections of trail from approximately 1.5 miles to 3 miles in.

"We were really moving," said Volunteer Crew Leader Janice O'Connor of the huge amount of work the crew completed in just under a week. "It was remarkable to see the devastation that the river unleashed on this trail, and also to be able to open it back up to hikers." Olympic National Park sustained $4 million in damage to roads, trails and facilities in the December 2007 storm.