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Tag: Washington


Overdue hiker found alive at Olympic National Park

A statement released today by Olympic National Park:

The search for David Snider, 55 years old, of Union, Washington concluded successfully at about 7:30am today when he was hoisted from a drainage near the Irely Lake Loop trail in Olympic National Park by a King County Sheriff’s Rescue Helicopter.  Snider was dehydrated, slightly hypothermic,
and tired, but otherwise appeared in good condition.  He was transported to a local hospital for further examination.

Snider was reported overdue on Wednesday morning when he failed to return to work after a planned day hike on the Irely Lake loop trail.  Snider had begun his day hike at approximately

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Search underway for missing hiker at Olympic National Park

UPDATE: Hiker David Snider was found alive this morning. Read more here.

Olympic National Park just issued this statement:

A search is in progress for a solo hiker who is overdue from a planned day hike in Olympic National Park.  It is believed that David Snider, 55 years old, of Union, Washington, had planned to hike on Monday, May 7, along the Irely Lake Loop Trail.

Olympic National Park dispatch received a report from the Olympic National Forest that Snidder was reported overdue to them on Wednesday morning. Contact with the reporting party was made at 10:50am by Park Law Enforcement personnel.

Snidder’s vehicle

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SKI Magazine lists Top 30 resorts in North America. See how Crystal Mountain, Mt. Baker, the Summit at Snoqualmie and White Pass fared

Ski Magazine’s top 30 resorts issue came out earlier this month. The story listed the top 30 ski resorts in North America and the top 10 ski areas in 20 categories.

Below I’ve listed how all of Washington’s ski areas fared.






What’s that you say? “Hey, you didn’t list anybody.” That’s because nobody in Washington made the list.

To be fair to SKI Magazine, these lists are determined by their readers not their writers and editors.  But each year all I seem to learn from this issue is that SKI readers don’t ski the Northwest

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Longview man pleads guilty to fossil theft at Oregon’s John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

From the National Park Service:

On September 30th, David Wixon, a resident of Longview, Washington, pled guilty and was sentenced in federal court following his conviction for “depredation of federal property” for excavating and taking a fossilized oreodont skull from the park in 2007. Oreodonts lived 40 to 15 million years ago and are distantly related to present day camels. The sentencing was the result of a lengthy investigation by the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management and a subsequent plea agreement between the United States Attorney’s Office and Wixon. Wixon was sentenced to three years of probation,

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