Northwest Forest Fires

10/4/2017 – In case you didn’t know, many places in the Northwest are on fire or have recently burned.  Most trails on the south side of the Columbia River Gorge near Portland are closed and the I-84 freeway just east of Portland to Hood River has a...

The Timberline Trail Reroute is open!

Eliot Crossing is now OPEN. The trail reroute was completed on 9/14/2016. This section of trail was closed due to an extreme washout on the trail that occurred in 2006. A 1.4 mile reroute has been constructed downstream of the previous crossing. I’ll...

On the road to Paradise, patience is key

From the editorial board 2016 Dean J. Koepfler dkoepfler@thenewstribune.com This year the National Park Service celebrates its centennial, which might account for why traffic on the main roads to Mount Rainier is as bad as it’s ever been. The park reported 187,037...