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Category: The Adventure

Feb.
28th

Salmon forecast meeting Friday in Olympia

Just a reminder that the state Department of Fish and Wildlife will announce its preseason forecast for salmon runs at a public meeting Friday.

People attending the North of Falcon session also will have the chance to comment on the structure of upcoming fishing seasons in Puget Sound, the Pacific Ocean and Columbia River.

The meeting will be from 9 a.m-3 p.m. in Room 172 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia.

I will post updates on our blog when I can.

Click here for a story I wrote earlier about the meeting.

Feb.
19th

Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team collect national awards

According to a statement released today by the USA Canoe and Kayak today the Gig Harbor Canoe and Kayak Racing Team cleaned up at the organization’s annual leadership conversation. They landed three awards. From the press release:

Volunteer of the Year – Missy Hill, Gig Harbor

“Missy Hill has been and continues to volunteer her time and energy as Chair of the Sprint Events Committee; member of the ParaCanoe Committee; official for the National Championships; Olympic Trials and Lake Placid International Regatta. USA Canoe Kayak is proud to present the Volunteer Award to Missy to acknowledge our gratitude for her

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Feb.
15th

Couple who survived deadly Rainier storm getting married tomorrow in Whistler, B.C.

In the last line of a story I wrote last winter about a couple who survived a deadly storm on Mount Rainier, I shared a quote from Josephine Johnson of Lacey about her boyfriend of eight months.

“He is so amazing,” Johnson said of Jim Dickman, who lives in Vancouver, Wash. “I’m going to marry this man.”

Tomorrow she’ll make good on that promise when the couple plans to wed in Whistler, B.C. “Pique,” a Whistler news magazine, profiled the outdoor-lovers on its website yesterday, Valentine’s Day.

After the wedding the couple plans to celebrate with a bobsled ride

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Aug.
29th

Searchers find missing hiker in Olympic National Park


UPDATE

From the Associated Press:

A Mountlake Terrace, Wash., man overdue on a hike in Olympic National Park has been found. A park spokeswoman says 32-year-old Tim Bailey has a broken left ankle.

Spokeswoman Rainey McKenna says ground searchers heard gunshots and directed a search helicopter to check them out. The helicopter found Bailey at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The hiker told rescuers he broke his ankle Saturday when he tumbled about 150 feet down a slope. Despite the injury, McKenna says he is alert and oriented. Ground searchers who have food and medical equipment are with him.

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July
6th

Nick Hall: Crystal Mountain avalanche dog helped in recovery of ranger

Cirrus,  a Crystal Mountain avalanche dog, assisted in Thursday recovery of climbing ranger Nick Hall’s body on Mount Rainier.

Kim Kircher, a member of the Crystal Mountain Ski Patrol, said the dog helped the recovery team find Hall’s body in short time. Hall died on June 21 when he fell while rescuing four injured climbers. Weather and avalanche hazard kept rangers from recovery Hall’s body for two weeks. Hall’s body was covered by several feet of snow.

“Cirrus and handler Brent Okita arrived on scene in a military helicopter and were able to find Hall in a very short time,” Kircher

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June
28th

Nick Hall: Three flags at half staff at Glacier National Park in honor of Rainier ranger

I spent today at Glacier National Park in Montana where the rangers are wearing black bands on their badges in honor of Mount Rainier National Park climbing ranger Nick Hall. Hall died last week when he fell on the Emmons Glacier while working to save four climbers from Texas.

While all national parks are flying flags at half staff and wearing black bands on ranger badges, at Glacier three different flags are flying at half staff. The United States, Canada and Blackfeet Nation flags all are at half staff in honor of Hall. Glacier National Park borders the Blackfeet Indian

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