Northwest Forest Fires

12/24/2018 – In case you didn’t know, many trails on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge near Portland have reopened after the Eagle Creek Fire of 2017. Trails near Eagle Creek remain closed through the winter of 2018-2019. View the list of...

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...