Large washout forces closure of Comet Falls Trail at Mount Rainier
JEFFREY P. MAYOR
The Comet Falls Trail at Mount Rainier National Park has been temporarily closed to public use this morning, due to extremely hazardous conditions on the trail.
Superintendent Randy King said the closure begins 1 mile beyond the trailhead. A substantial washout, about 10 feet across and 30 feet deep, made worse with the recent rains over the past several weeks, has created unstable conditions that have undermined the trail approximately 1 mile in from the trailhead.
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