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Olympic to open Deer Park Road Saturday

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on July 22, 2011 at 12:19 pm with No Comments »
July 22, 2011 12:19 pm

Olympic National Park’s Deer Park Road will open for the summer season Saturday, the park announced earlier today.

Park road crews have cleared the road of snowdrifts and large rocks, and graded and contoured the road. The upper road which leads to the trailhead has also been graded, but motorists are urged to use caution as this section of road may still be slippery due to moisture saturation, said a park news release.

From Saturday to Tuesday , wildlife biologists from the U.S. Geological Survey and Olympic National Park will be conducting a mountain goat census. Campers at Deer Park should be aware that they may be awakened at dawn, as a contracted helicopter will be operating from a landing area at Deer Park. Visitors may also experience brief traffic
delays when the helicopter is landing or taking off. Weather permitting, flights will be conducted from 5:30-11 a.m.

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