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Slide closes Olympic National Park's Hurricane Ridge road

January 21, 2010, 6:53 am
The 17-mile Hurricane Ridge Road is closed indefinitely just below the Heart O’the Hills entrance station, approximately five miles south of Port Angeles, Wash. The slide effectively closes the main entrance to Olympic National Park for the foreseeable future. A slope below the roadway slid Monday afternoon, destroying both travel lanes ...

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Hurrican Ridge Road Closed by Large Slide

January 20, 2010, 10:29 am
The 17-mile Hurricane Ridge Road is closed indefinitely just below the Heart O’the Hills entrance station, approximately five miles south of Port Angeles. A slope below the roadway slid yesterday afternoon, destroying both travel lanes along a 100-foot long section of road. The slide is just beyond the Lake ...

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Olympic National Park Visitor Center helps bring outdoors inside with fun, education

January 8, 2010, 7:50 am
Rainy days don't have to be discouraging, as described in Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat: "The kids slumped in their chairs "Too glum to complain. "And to make matters worse, "It started to rain." The cure to the winter doldrums might just be in the backyard of Port Angeles. For an exploration of ...

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Olympic National Park to reintroduce additional fishers

December 21, 2009, 8:26 am
Some 40 to 45 fishers will be released beginning next week in the third and final year of reintroduction of the species to the North Olympic Peninsula. The fishers, about the size of cats and from British Columbia, will be released at remote sites within Olympic National Park, said Barb ...

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Three Stunning National Park Images in Today's 'Big Picture'

November 23, 2009, 11:31 am
Today's Big Picture photo essay on Boston.com features images from National Geographic's International Photography Contest. Here at OhRanger.com we're glad to see that three of the 25 featured photos were taken in our national parks! One features Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, one features Wild Goose Island ...

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Kalaloch Lodge in Olympic National Park offers “Clam Digger” package

November 11, 2009, 12:54 pm
Kalaloch Lodge, which has some of the most enchanting coastal views and best access to pristine beaches in Washington’s Olympic National Park, announces its “Clam Digger” lodging package, set for three weekends throughout the winter season. The “Clam Digger” package will be available on select weekends only: Nov. 16, ...

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Winter schedule set for Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park

November 6, 2009, 7:22 am
Hurricane Ridge, high in the mountains above Port Angeles, Wash., will be open Friday through Sunday this winter, plus school holidays, for winter recreation.Here are the details about the Hurricane Ridge winter season.Hurricane Ridge RoadBarring heavy snows or winter storms, the Hurricane Ridge Road is scheduledto be open 9 a.m. to ...

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2007 storm-damaged road to reopen in Olympic National Park

November 2, 2009, 7:42 am
Quinault Graves Creek Road and campground will reopen Friday, Olympic National Park Superintendent Karen Gustin announced today. The campground will provide typical winter season services, with privy toilets and no running water; flush toilets, and running water will be provided for thesummer season beginning in late March.“We are thankful for the patience and support ...

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Taste Pacific Northwest's Finest Recipes and Wine at Lake Quinault Lodge

October 22, 2009, 7:44 am
Lake Quinault Lodge in Washington’s majestic Olympic Peninsula is hosting another round of Quinault Quintessentials, a series of culinary weekends featuring dishes inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Beginning Nov. 6-8, 2009, guests to Lake Quinault Lodge have the opportunity to spend the weekend with Executive Chef Patrick Norris, tasting ...

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Olympic National Park to close Hurricane Ridge's Sunrise snowplay area for good

October 7, 2009, 8:45 am
A popular tubing and sliding area for older children and adults at Hurricane Ridge is too dangerous to be opened this winter season, park officials said.But Olympic National Park managers are interested in hearing suggestions for alternative sites to the Sunrise Family Snowplay Area at a public workshop Oct. ...

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Bears, berries and beauty: Scenery abounds on Olympic National Park's High Divide trail

September 22, 2009, 6:46 am
"Did you see the bear?" the backpacker standing at the side of the trail asked. "He sure saw you." Well, no, I'd missed him, screened by a few trees even though we peacefully passed within about 200 yards of each other. But I had excuses: Like the bear, I was stuffing myself ...

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Fall Travel Deals at Olympic Park Lodges

September 9, 2009, 9:17 am
For the first time ever, the Olympic Peninsula is offering its popular “Trio of Treasures” package during the fall travel season. Available, Sept. 14 through Oct. 24, 2009, the package allows guests to explore the best of the Peninsula and its three unique ecosystems - all for one low ...

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Staircase: Olympic National Park's oft-forgotten corner

September 8, 2009, 7:55 am
Recreation and solitude: Hikes, camping, river provide plenty of opportunities to escapeThe North Fork Skokomish River flows in shades of green, blue and jade – and wild rainbow and bull trout fin in the deep pools.Ospreys hover overhead as campers pitch tents or ease trailers into spacious, tree-shaded spots ...

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Staircase: Olympic National Park's oft-forgotten corner

September 3, 2009, 8:29 am
Ancient stands of cedar and Douglas fir shroud steep ridges and shade trails that snake far into wilderness.The North Fork Skokomish River flows in shades of green, blue and jade – and wild rainbow and bull trout fin in the deep pools.Ospreys hover overhead as campers pitch tents or ...

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Olympic National Park Park Invites the Public to An Evening in the Olympics

August 17, 2009, 7:20 am
Olympic National Park will host a special community event, ‘An Evening in the Olympics,’ on Tuesday, September 15 at 7 p.m. in the Port Angeles High School auditorium. The free event will be moderated by Olympic National Park Superintendent Karen Gustin and will feature a presentation by noted Sequim photographer Ross Hamilton, traditional songs ...

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