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Donation funds set up in honor of fallen Mount Rainier ranger Nick Hall

Donations in Nick Hall’s honor can be made to two places to support his family and search and rescue teams.

Nick Hall Memorial Fund

P.O. Box 431

Patten, ME 04765

These funds will be used to help Hall’s family with travel expenses and to support search and rescue teams in Maine.


MORA Search and Rescue Fund

55210 238th Ave E

Ashford, WA 98304

Checks should be made out to DOI-NPS and noted that the donation is in honor of Nick Hall. Cards and condolences can also be sent to the Ashford address.


Climbing ranger dies during rescue attempt on Mount Rainier

UPDATE, 6:45 a.m. – According to weather reports rescuers are likely to face cloudy weather and potential thunderstorms as they work today to retrieve the body of climbing ranger Nick Hall and help an injured woman from Waco, Texas, off the mountain. According to various reports the injuries to the four climbers Hall was working to rescue are not life threatening.


UPDATE, 6 a.m. - Rangers at Mount Rainier National Park are preparing for a 6:30

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It’s Free Fishing Weekend in Washington Saturday and Sunday

If you want to do some fishing, but can’t afford to buy a state fishing license, this weekend is for you.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will hold its annual Free Fishing Weekend Saturday and Sunday during which no license is required for anyone.

In addition to not needing a license to fish, no vehicle use permit or Discover Pass will be required during this weekend to park at any of the nearly 600 water-access sites managed by the department.

While no licenses are required during Free Fishing Weekend, anglers are reminded that other rules such as

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10 Hidden Gems of Washington

The Adventure Guys recently spoke at Pierce College where we gave a presentation on 10 Hidden Gems of Washington. Some of our recommendations were new twists on well known locations (like hiking off trail and retired trails at Mount Rainier) and others areas that don’t get many visitors from Western Washington (like Sullivan Lake in the Northeast corner of the state.)

Here are some resources to get you started if you want to visit these 10 locations:



1. Cape Flattery

2. Moses Lake

3. Central Washington

Stonerose Interpretive Center:


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Washington couple misses bronze medal at curling world championships in Turkey

UPDATE: Brady and Cristin Clark of Lynnwood lost 12-7 to Austria this morning in the bronze medal match at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships in Turkey. The husband-wife team won the national championship to earn the right to represent the U.S. at worlds. Earlier today they beat China 8-2 in the quarterfinals and then lost 9-7 to Switerzland in the semifinals. Switzerland beat Sweden 7-6 to win gold.


A husband-wife team from Lynnwood is playing for the World Mixed Doubles Championship today in Turkey.

Brady and Cristin Clark and play China this morning in the quarterfinals

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Seattle team undefeated at World Mixed Doubles Championship in Turkey

From Tom Fitz Gerald of Seattle’s  Granite Curling Club:

Team USA’s Brady Clark and Cristin Clark (both of Lynnwood, Wash.) picked up two more wins today to better their record to 3-0 at the 2012 World Mixed Doubles Championship at the Milli Piyango Curling Hall in Erzurum, Turkey.

Team USA earned a 7-4 win over Germany’s team of Manual Walter and Ann Kathrin Bastian earlier today and held off Japan in the evening session to keep their record unblemished.

“I love curling with Brady and we’re best friends too. We communicate well and we get each other’s thinking …

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Columbia spring chinook fishery extended to April 22

It is good news for anglers, just not for the right reasons.

Washington and Oregon fishery managers have extended the sport fishery for spring chinook salmon on the lower Columbia River through April 22 to allow anglers to catch more hatchery-reared fish available for harvest.

The eight-day extension was OK’d based on catch reports that show current harvest levels remain well below expectations. The fishery was initially scheduled to close at the end of the day Friday.

During the extended period, the sport fishery will be closed Tuesday, April 17, to accommodate a possible commercial fishery.

Cindy Le Fleur, Columbia

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