Hiker Headlines: Cold Snap, Winter Hiking, Fisher Release
Snowfall and very cold temperatures are expected across Washington this weekend. Read about the many ways hikers are getting outside at the start of winter. And more fishers have been reintroduced to the Olympic National Forest.
It’s December 23. Snowfall and freezing temperatures are expected across Washington this weekend. Read about the many ways hikers are getting outside to kick off winter. And more fishers have been reintroduced to Olympic National Forest. Here’s some news you may have missed while out on trail this week.
Here comes a cold snap: Winter is officially here with some very cold weather on the way. A winter storm warning is in effect in Western Washington over the weekend bringing snow to both the mountains and the lowlands. Snow conditions and low temperatures are also expected in Central and Eastern Washington.
Stories of winter hiking: Trip reporters have been sharing about all kinds of outings. There are so many options for getting outside during the winter, from flying kites on Jetty Island to a Solstice snowshoe to forest bathing and finding fungi. Tell us about your holiday hikes by writing a trip report after your next adventure.
Final fisher release: As part of a yearslong project to reintroduce fishers to Olympic National Forest, the final release for the year took place this week, with 20 animals being relocated to their new home on the peninsula.
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