The Adventure Guys

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Category: Hiking

July
12th

Mosé Jones-Yellin named Gifford Pinchot National Forest’s new Mount Adams district ranger

From Gifford Pinchot National Forest:

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest community is proud to announce the selection of Mosé Jones-Yellin as the incoming Mt. Adams District Ranger. Jones-Yellin is currently the Deputy District Ranger on the Sierra National Forest in California, but is no stranger to the Gifford Pinchot, having served as the Cowlitz Valley District Ranger in a temporary detail in 2012. “This forest has some of the most beautiful and valuable natural resources found anywhere in this country, and it will be a pleasure to join the community and lead these outstanding Forest Service employees,” he said.

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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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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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May
24th

I-5 bridge collapse: Are you changing your weekend plans?

We’re looking to talk to people who are changing their Memorial Day weekend plans as a result of Thursday’s collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge in Mount Vernon.

If you have altered your plans, or know of someone who is, contact Jeff Mayor at 253-597-8640 or send an email to jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com.

May
10th

Cedar Creek Park loop trail celebration on Saturday

The grand opening of the Cedar Creek Park Trail Loop will take place Saturday.
Cedar Creek Park is located between Covington and Maple Valley

The Friends of Cedar Creek Park, REI, King County Parks, Washington Trails Association, Middle Green River Coalition, and others worked to create a loop trail through the forest at Cedar Creek Park.

The event will run from noon-4 p.m. at Cedar Creek Park in Covington.

At 2 and 3 p.m., there will be guided hikes of the new trail and other trails in park. Snacks and nonalcoholic beverages also will be provided.

April
19th

Grays Harbor Outdoor Adventure & Travel Expo takes place this weekend

The third annual Grays Harbor Outdoor Adventure & Travel Expo will take place this weekend at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds.

Among the highlights will be appearances Sunday by Edgar Hansen and Nick Mavar Jr. of the MV Northwestern, from the Discovery Channel television series “Deadliest Catch.” Also appearing will be Glenn Hall of Hawg Quest both days, and Nick Mundt of “The Bone Collector” show, who will appear Saturday.

Also at the expo, vendors and exhibitors will tout the outdoor experiences, products and recreational destinations that make the Grays Harbor County a worthy destination. Exhibitors include fishing guides and lodging

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April
4th

Get your outdoor club’s info into our special section

We are preparing a special section on summer outdoor recreation options in Western Washington. One element of the content will be a listing of outdoors groups in the South Sound.

So, here’s the deal. Your group can get a free mention in the section, but you have to send us the information.

Here is what we would you like to send us: club name, main activity you participate in, major event club hosts; general meeting time and location; website and/or phone number.

Here is an example: South Sound Chapter-Puget Sound Anglers: Salmon fishing; hosts the South Sound Salmon Derby in

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