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Tag: Mount Si

Jan.
4th

Mount Si parking reopens after search for skydiver called off

UPDATED: 9:57 A.M.

The parking lot at the Mount Si Trailhead has been reopened, the state Department of Natural Resources announced earlier this morning.

The lot is no longer being used by searchers after the search for the missing skydiver was called off over the weekend.

Here is the original post:

The state Department of Natural Resources has announced the Mount Si parking lot is closed until further notice. The parking area is being used by the King County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue efforts involving a missing skydiver.

The Mount Si area, located in eastern King County

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Jan.
3rd

Skydiver missing near North Bend’s Mount Si

From the Associated Press:

Search and rescue teams are looking for skydiver reported missing in the Cascade foothills east of Seattle.

King County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West says the helicopter pilot reported that the skydiver had made a jump from about 2,000 feet near Mount Si on Thursday afternoon, but never showed up at the landing site. The pilot didn’t know whether the skydiver’s parachute had opened.

March
7th

Popular Mount Si and Little Si trails to reopen Friday

Two of Washington’s most popular hiking trails are scheduled to reopen Friday, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources announced today.

Mount Si and Little Si trails have been closed since a single-engine airplane crashed in the Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area on Feb. 15.

All debris from the crash is expected to be removed by Friday and the investigation by local and federal officials has concluded. Winter weather slowed both efforts. The area will reopen even if the wreckage is not completely removed by Friday. The area may need to be closed for one day in the future

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Feb.
27th

Mount Si and Little Si trails could remain closed all week after plane crash

Two of the state’s most popular hiking trails, Mount Si and Little Si near North Bend, remain closed nearly two weeks after a single-engine plane crashed in the area Feb. 15.

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area hoped to have the trail open by today but snow and winter weather hindered their effort to remove the wreckage over the weekend. The plane is at 2,000 feet and the snow level has been as low as 1,000 feet.

“Current weather predictions indicate that snow is likely to interfere with removal efforts into the

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Feb.
24th

Mount Si trailheads stay closed until Tuesday

The Mount Si and Little Si trailheads and trails will remain closed through Tuesday as crews work to remove the wreckage of the single-engine airplane that crashed in the Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area on Feb. 15.

The are is located in eastern King County near the town of North Bend, is a popular recreation area along the Interstate 90 corridor.

“We know this closure affects a lot of people’s weekend plans, and we appreciate everyone’s patience,” Doug McClelland, assistant region manager for DNR’s South Puget Sound Region, said in a news release. “For public safety reasons, DNR is

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Feb.
17th

Mount Si recreation area to be closed through weekend

Due to an ongoing investigation of Wednesday’s airplane fatal crash on Mount Si, the State Department of Natural Resources will keep the area closed throughout the three-day Presidents’ Day weekend and possibly into next week.

The closure affects access to the popular Mount Si and Little Si trailheads and trails in the Natural Resources Conservation Area.

Aug.
18th

Closures in Capitol State Forest, Mount Si coming in next few days

The state Department of Natural Resources is temporarily closing some roads, a campground, and access in two areas due to road work.

The closures are in Capitol State Forest outside of Olympia and near Mount Si in eastern King County.

In Capitol State Forest, Porter Creek Campground and the nearby B-Line Road will be closing Thursday. The closure will continue through part of next year when DNR crews will assess the condition of the area to be reopened.

Porter Creek Campground is a popular area for motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle and mountain bike riding as well as picnicking in the

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