As winter snows melt, more damage to our Northwest national forests and parks is revealed. Over the weekend, the Tacoma News Tribune ran a story and interactive map highlighting backcountry damage. The National Park Service (NPS) also has an interactive map. It can be found here. The map shows known damage to backcountry trails, bridges and campsites. The Washington Trails Association also just launched an online trails database. The Storm Damage Map and Database will be updated as more trail damage is uncovered, and as damaged roads and trails are repaired.
The NPS reopened Olympic's Hoh Road on May 1st. The Hoh Visitor center is currently open on the weekends, but will open daily on May 25th.
Finally, please join us for a night with the Superintendents on May 31st. Rainier Superintendent Dave Uberuaga, Olympic Superintendent Bill Laitner and North Cascades Superintendent Chip Jenkins will update the public on storm recovery efforts and how interested individuals can get involved. Click here for more information.