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  • Work Scheduled for East Beach Road at Lake Crescent Starting July 10

    East Beach Road will be reduced to one-lane of traffic through work zones and delays of up to 15 minutes should be expected. Work will occur weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. through mid-July, weather permitting.

  • 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 for three weeks beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

Search Underway for Overdue Hiker in Olympic National Park

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Date: August 29, 2012

A search is in progress for a solo hiker from Mountlake Terrace, Washington.Tim Bailey, 32 years old, had planned a three-day loop hike from Aurora Ridge Trailhead to the North Fork of the Sol Duc.

Bailey began his hike on Friday morning, August 24.He was reported overdue by his wife Sunday evening.

Bailey's vehicle was located at the Aurora Ridge Trailhead Monday morning.An initial "hasty" search began on Tuesday. Today, twelve searchers from Olympic National Park, aided by a helicopter, will continue to search the area between Aurora Ridge and the North Fork of the Sol Duc.

Bailey is described as athletic and a capable hiker with previous overnight experience in mountainous terrain.He is 6'1" and 160 pounds with brown eyes and hair; he has a short beard and arm band tattoos on both upper arms.

The park asks that anyone who may have seen Bailey to contact park dispatch at 360-565-3000.

Did You Know?

Mossy trees in the Hoh Rainforest

...that one criterion for the determination of a temperate rain forest is that the amount of moss and other epiphytes exceeds the weight of all the foliage (leaves and needles) per acre by at least two times.