Some tired and frustrated visitors greeted park rangers manning the admission booths Saturday 08/0616 after enduring an almost 2 mile long traffic back up that stretched from the Nisqually Entrance of Mount Rainier National Park past the Alexander's Lodge & Restaurant in Ashford. Backups have reached three miles long or more as the gateway communities around the park expressed concern about the traffic problem because it is a nusance and a potential safety issue. Park administration say they recognize the problem and says finding a solution is a priority, but admits it does not have a plan.
Some tired and frustrated visitors greeted park rangers manning the admission booths Saturday 08/0616 after enduring an almost 2 mile long traffic back up that stretched from the Nisqually Entrance of Mount Rainier National Park past the Alexander's Lodge & Restaurant in Ashford. Backups have reached three miles long or more as the gateway communities around the park expressed concern about the traffic problem because it is a nusance and a potential safety issue. Park administration say they recognize the problem and says finding a solution is a priority, but admits it does not have a plan. Dean J. Koepfler dkoepfler@thenewstribune.com
Some tired and frustrated visitors greeted park rangers manning the admission booths Saturday 08/0616 after enduring an almost 2 mile long traffic back up that stretched from the Nisqually Entrance of Mount Rainier National Park past the Alexander's Lodge & Restaurant in Ashford. Backups have reached three miles long or more as the gateway communities around the park expressed concern about the traffic problem because it is a nusance and a potential safety issue. Park administration say they recognize the problem and says finding a solution is a priority, but admits it does not have a plan. Dean J. Koepfler dkoepfler@thenewstribune.com

Heavy weekend traffic straining Ashford, Mount Rainier National Park

August 09, 2016 12:40 PM

UPDATED August 14, 2016 12:10 PM

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