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Read the transcript after the jump (but you will miss my awesome accent!):
Herzlich Willkommen and Hello to this week’s Adventure Dispatch!
My name is Mathias Eichler, and for the week of May 19th thru 26th it’s my turn to bring you the latest updates for Olympic National Park.
This week’s information is once again powered by The Outdoor Society. Get inspired and explore the wild with us.
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Let’s start with the weather
Speaking of snow, have you noticed that bite in the wind last couple of days? We’re not quite done with the snow around here.
This week, the following roads are closed in Olympic National Park:
Folks interested in camping this week in Olympic National Park can rejoice, as nearly all campgrounds are open.
The campgrounds that are still closed are Deer Park, Altair, Elwha and South Beach. Only Deer Park and South Beach are expected to open this year. Otherwise, you can camp at Fairholme, Heart O the Hills, Hoh, Kalaloch, Mora, North Fork, Ozette, Queets, Sol Duc and Staircase. Dosewallips and Graves Creek are both also open, but are only accessible as walk-in, or bike-in campgrounds.
For those visiting Olympic this week, The Outdoor Society’s “Trail of the Week” is the hike to Hole in the Wall at Rialto Beach. As one of the most popular beach hikes in Olympic National Park, the easy trek to Hole in the wall from just North of LaPush is full of stunning coastal views, awesome sea stacks and amazing tide pools. To best see the area, check tides and make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get back before high tide. If you can, bring a flashlight and stay for sunset, as this is one of the more stunning regions in America to watch experience the sun drop into the Pacific. At just four miles round trip, the dazzling colors along this hike will keep you coming back month after month. More information on this region and hike can be found on our website and in our Olympic National Park Guidebooks.
This week, there is really just one event going on in the park. In yet another way to encourage Americans to #FindYourPark, Olympic National Park is holding a BioBlitz on May 20th and 21st in three regions of the nation’s 7th most-visited National Park. During those two days, Olympic is going to be holding 11 events that highlight the amazing biodiversity of the region. From the Elwha to the Hoh, and the areas around the Port Angeles Visitor Center, this event is an awesome way to help explore nature, help scientists and get to know your local park even better. The BioBlitz is a 24-hour event that brings together scientists, students, families and community members to find and identify as many living species of organisms as possible. The best part of this: All events are free of charge! More information on this event can also be found on outdoor-society.com.
That concludes this week’s Adventure Dispatch. If you have any questions please reach out to us on Twitter and check our website for more info. If there is anything you like to hear covered in our weekly Adventure Dispatch, please let us know.
Thanks for tuning in and we catch you next week, same time, same place.