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Narada Falls Trail Temporarily Closed due to Stevens Canyon Roadwork

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Date: September 6, 2012
Contact: Chuck Young, Chief Ranger, 360-569-6612

A section of Narada Falls Trail will be closed from September 6 through September 21, 2012 (Monday through Saturday) due to rock fall hazard from Stevens Canyon Road construction. The trail will be closed from the bridge where it intersects the Longmire-Paradise Road to its intersection with the Wonderland Trail, and includes the short trail spur from the Narada Falls restroom down to the Falls viewpoint. During the closure, hikers will not be able to access the Narada Falls parking lot by hiking from Paradise down via the Lakes Trail. This closure may be extended depending on progress for the roadwork. This section of trail will be open to the public Sundays (Sept. 9 and Sept. 16), as construction work will not be occurring on those days.

Closure is due to rock fall hazard from major roadwork being conducted on Stevens Canyon Road above this section of trail. Heavy equipment will be removing and replacing large secctions of the roadway just above the closed section of the trail for approximately the next two weeks. Large rocks or other material may be dislodged during the construction work and could fall down onto the Narada Falls trail creating a hazard to hikers. The roadwork is part of the Stevens Canyon Rehabiliation project. More information on this project is available at http://www.nps.gov/mora/parknews/stevens-canyon-closure.htm.

Updated information on Stevens Canyon Rehabilitation project may be obtained by calling Mount Rainier National Park at 360-569-6713. Information on this project, as well as general park information is also available on Mount Rainier National Park's website www.nps.gov/mora.

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Did You Know?

The mountain's namesake: Rear Admiral Peter Rainier of the British Navy.

In 1792, Captain George Vancouver of the British Navy became the first European to sail into the Puget Sound. On the horizon, he noted a large, snowy mountain, known to local Native Americans as Tahoma, Takhoma, or Tacobet. Vancouver named it for his colleague Rear Admiral Peter Rainier.