Hiker Headlines: More Camping, Snow Falling, Plan a Park, Waterfall Reservations
It's October! State parks are extending the reservation and camping season at some parks. Snow is starting to fall in the mountains. elp plan the Miller Peninsula State Park near Sequim. And if you want to visit Multnomah Falls, you'll want to plan ahead. Here's some news you might have missed while out on trail this week.
It's October! State parks are extending the reservation and camping season at some parks. Snow is starting to fall in the mountains. Help plan the Miller Peninsula State Park near Sequim. And if you want to visit Multnomah Falls, you'll want to plan ahead. Here's some news you might have missed while out on trail this week.
More camping! Washington State Parks is extending the camping reservation season at some campgrounds later than usual. Demand for campgrounds has been very high due to the pandemic. Campers will be able to make a reservation and stay at a state park, including in campsites, cabins and yurts, through Nov. 1. State parks recommends making reservations in advance if possible. It ensures you’ll have a spot and reduces contact between staff and visitors.
Snow falling on mountains: We’ve been keeping a close on on trip reports, and we’re starting to see some snow showing up at higher elevations. While snow can make for a gorgeous hike, you’ll want to be well prepared at this time of year. Keep in mind that roads will start closing in the coming month. For instance, in the Rainier area, the road to Mowich Lake is expected to close Oct. 19 and the road to Sunrise on Oct. 26.
Help plan a park: The public is invited to share ideas for the Miller Peninsula State Park Property near Sequim. A public meeting is online Oct. 6. The property is a 2,800-acre undeveloped park. WTA has worked on trails in the area. The property has trails for hikers, bikers and equestrians. It also has access to saltwater beaches.
Waterfall reservations: This season, if you’d like to visit Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge, you will need a reservation. Several areas around the falls remain closed. You can make reservations at recreation.gov, just search for Multnomah Falls.
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