The Mountain Loop Highway is open for summer! The Wilderness Information Center at Marblemount is open, too, but hours are restrained by the budget. A new study shows how national parks are affected by pollution. OUT There Adventures is building a powerful community for LGBTQ+ folks. And the bridge at Sol Duc Falls is getting some work.
The eruption of Mount St. Helens was a remarkable natural disaster. But the story of Mount St. Helens is also the story of how, when communities come together and speak up for public lands, we can move mountains.
When trip reporter austineats and his partner came across a badly-injured hiker on vacation, they provided assistance, summoned search and rescue, and alerted the Park employees. He recounts the rescue, and offers a few tips for being as prepared as possible when you head out.
The Cascade River Road is open, but trails are still snowy. Ross Lake is expected to extremely low this year. The Pacific Northwest Trail Association has a shiny new map set for hikers. A group is suing to find out more about noisy jets over the Olympic peninsula. And we are so grateful for our amazing, generous community's support during GiveBIG this week.