Outdoors Newsletter


Fishing report for June 30

Crab fishing starts Thursday in Marine Area 11.

A brown trout.

Olympic National Park to reopen Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center Wednesday

Work included expansion of the building, easier handicap access.

Drought conditions prompt campfire ban at Mount Rainier

Drought conditions prompted a campfire ban that took effect at Mount Rainier National Park on Saturday.

Mount Rainier’s wildland fire coordinator watches and waits

Conditions are extreme enough that the park will be more active in suppressing wildfires.

The Paradise Fire burns along the Queets River in Olympia National Park in a photo taken June 21.

Local bike clubs need volunteers to keep established rides, advocacy work rolling

South Sound bike clubs are finding that no matter how established their rides are, they must adapt if they are going to stay viable.

Bill Scheidt and Melody Mayor, a tandem cycling team from Olympia, start the 2013 Two-County Double Metric Century. The ride turns 35 Sunday (June 28).