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July
9th

Fishing report: Better action off Westport for salmon

RIVERS
Cedar: The trout fishing has been fair to good, especially early or late in the day. Dry flies will produce smaller rainbows. For bigger fish, use double nymph rigs with a large stonefly and a smaller nymph like a flashback pheasant tail.

Wynoochee: A few steelhead are being, with the action slowed a bit by low water levels. Try using a nightmare-pattern jig under a bobber, or small clusters of eggs or corkies.

Yakima: The trout fishing has been good during the day and very good in the evening. Fish a heavy nymph in the current seams during

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July
8th

Drivers headed to Mount Rainier should be aware of SR 7 detour

People planning to drive along state Route 7 to reach Mount Rainier National Park and other outdoor recreation opportunities in the Elbe-Ashford area should be aware of a detour.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is closing a 5-mile stretch of highway between La Grande and Alder.

The work is being done to install permanent debris barriers in a location where a slide closed the road in April 2012.

Reporter Stacia Glenn has the details here.

July
5th

Fishing report: Cooler water temperatures improve trout fishing

Here are some highlight from the fishing report that will appear in Saturday’s Sports section.

Rivers

Cowlitz: The summer-run steelhead fishing has been slow, but it is expected to pick up in the next couple of weeks as more fish move into the system.

Sol Duc: The river wiil close to all fishing in the vicinity of Sol Duc Hatchery Saturday. The closure, in place until further notice, extends from the Sol Duc Hatchery outfall creek upstream to the concrete pump station. The return of spring/summer chinook salmon to the hatchery are well below egg take needs. The closure is

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July
5th

Road to Windy Ridge is open

Forest Road 99 in Gifford Pinchot National Forest opened Thursday, giving visitors access to Mount St. Helens eastside attractions such as Windy Ridge, Meta Lake and the Miner’s Car as well as the Mount Margaret Backcountry.

Here is the rest of the news release:

Visitors to this remote and unique location deep within the blast-zone can see the amazing impact and recovery from the 1980 eruption. It is an experience to be had nowhere else in the world and only for a short time each year due to snow.

Mount St. Helens Ranger Cory Wall said interpreters hope to see

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July
2nd

Fishing report: Good trout action in area lakes

Here are some highlights from the fishing report that will appear in Wednesday’s Sports section.

Rivers

Green: The steelhead action is slowly improving. The Flaming Geyser State Park and state Route 18 bridge area have been the best spots. Bank anglers should try sand shrimp on a jig or under a bobber, or spinners and spoons. Boat anglers are having the best success, pulling plugs.

Naches: The fishing has been good for cutthroat trout. Use any terrestial pattern in size 10. The river level is still high enough to float with a raft.

Nisqually: There have been few reports, but

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July
2nd

Beat the heat at Mount Rainier

People looking to Mount Rainier National Park as an escape from the  current heatwave, best be prepared for a challenging hike.

The National Weather Service forecast for Longmire (2,700 feet elevation) calls for a high Tuesday of 90 degrees. At Paradise, (5,400 feet), the high is expected to be 82 degrees. It is a Camp Muir, at 10,188 feet and a 4-5 hour hike from Paradise, where temperatures will reach a cool 50 degrees.

July
1st

World record skinny dip attempt scheduled for July 13 at Lake Bronson

Neither Jeff nor I have enough freedom in our schedule or our inhibitions to attend this event.  So, like the participants, the world record skinny dip will go uncovered.

But if you want to be a part of history, here’s what you need to know:

When: 1 p.m., July 13.

Where: Lake Bronson Club, mile 5.25 on Sultan Basin Road. Also Fraternity Snoqualmie Family Nudist Park, 24050 Southeast 127th Street, Issaquah.

More info: 360-793-0286

The event is Co-sponsored by the American Association for Nude Recreation and The Naturist Society.

Here’s the press release from Lake Bronson Family Nudist Club:

Lake

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June
28th

Body of suicide victim discovered at Mount Rainier National Park

The body of a 58-year-old Kent man was discovered Thursday at Mount Rainier National Park, park officials announced Friday. The man had been missing since Wednesday and his wife reported him missing Thursday morning.

Rangers who responded determined the man committed suicide, the park said in a statement released Friday morning.

“At 2:30 p.m. Thursday … visitors at Mount Rainier National Park reported seeing a body lying near the Wonderland Trail north of Longmire, near the Rampart Ridge Trail,” the statement said. “Rangers responded and determined that the individual, a 58-year-old man, was deceased, and a victim of

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