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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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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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Hikers find wreckage of small plane near Walla Walla River and Milton-Freewater, Oregon

Interesting story from the Andy Porter of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin:

MILTON-FREEWATER — Remains of a crashed plane found near the South Fork of the Walla Walla River dates from decades ago, a Umatilla County official said Monday afternoon.

The crash site was found by hikers Saturday below a ridgetop west of Harris Park. Jan Good of Umatilla County Search and Rescue said the wreckage dates from an airplane crash that occurred in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

The twin-engine aircraft was piloted by a Milton-Freewater man who had his wife with him, Good said. Both died in the

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