Olympic NP rangers to lead free hikes at site of former Lake Aldwell

Olympic National Park rangers will lead interpretive walks along the Elwha River at the former site of Lake Aldwell starting Tuesday, Aug. 19. The free program will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Sundays through Sept. 2.

According to a statement released by the park: "Rangers will guide visitors through the dynamic landscape being created by the river following the removal of the Elwha Dam. Walks will provide a fascinating, up-close look at shifting sediments, both old and new vegetation, giant stumps logged a century ago, and the river re-establishing itself."

The walks start at the former boat launch ad the end of Lake Aldwell Road, north of Highway 101. The walks last about two hours. For more information call the park visitor center at 360-565-3130.