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Tag: Olympic Mountains


Yelm dog rescued from Olympic Mountains

A Yelm man was reunited with his dog Saturday after a rescue effort to bring the animal down Mount Washington in the Olympic Mountains, near Lake Cushman.

The owner told rescuers that he fell while hiking up the mountain Thursday, broke some of his fingers, and couldn’t get the dog to go back down with him, search and rescue coordinator Roger Beckett said.

The 62 lbs mix-breed, Lukka, scrambled up and away from her owner when he fell. That meant he couldn’t climb and get her on his own, and Lukka couldn’t be coaxed down on her own either, Beckett said.


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