Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7
The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.
Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5
Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »
Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats
NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »
Safety Advisory: Rabies
Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »
Public Invited to Friends of Olympic National Park Meeting and Program by Craig Romano, Noted Outdoors Writer
Contact: Evan Brown, (360) 457-4150
Contact: Barb Maynes, 360-565-3005
Port Angeles – Author Craig Romano will be the featured speaker for an upcoming Friends of Olympic National Park (FONP) program and membership meeting, set for Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. The program and meeting are both open to the public and will be held at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center at 3002 Mount Angeles Road in Port Angeles.
“We invite all members of the public to join us for an enjoyable and informative evening with a noted author,” said FONP President Larry Stetson. “Craig Romano is an expert on hiking in the Olympics and will offer insights and suggestions for day hikes in the park and surrounding areas.”
Craig Romano is the author of Day Hikes: Olympic Peninsula, published this past May by The Mountaineers Books. His book outlines more than 100 day hikes on the Olympic Peninsula, most of them less than 12 miles round trip. Maps, charts and information about flora, fauna and area history are also included.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase after the program by the Northwest Interpretive Association, the non-profit organization that sells educational materials at national parks and forest throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The public is also invited to join the Friends of Olympic National Park. Annual dues are:
Current Member of the Armed Services: $10
More information about the Friends of Olympic National Park is available online at http://www.friendsonp.org.
Did You Know?
Removal of two dams on the Elwha River is the second largest ecosystem restoration project in the National Park System.