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Hiker Headlines: Road Openings and Closures, Urban Forest Funding, Survey on E-Bikes

Sunrise Road has reopened for the summer. Mallardy Ridge Road will be closed from July 15 to September 15. Some Conconully State Park campgrounds are closed temporarily due to flood damage. $550,000 of funding was awarded by the Department of Natural Resources for urban and community forests. The state wants to hear your thoughts on e-bikes on trails. And, a retriever featured in WTA's Hiking with Dogs workshop is a semi-finalist in the 2022 American Humane Hero Dog Award competition.

It’s July 7. Sunrise Road has reopened for the summer. Mallardy Ridge Road will be closed for most of the summer. Some Conconully State Park campgrounds are temporarily closed due to flood damage. $550,000 of funding was awarded by the Department of Natural Resources for urban and community forests. The state wants to hear your thoughts on e-bikes on trails. And, a retriever featured in WTA's Hiking with Dogs workshop is a semi-finalist in the 2022 American Humane Hero Dog Award competition. Here’s some news you may have missed while out on trail this week.

A raven sits perched on a rock on the Burroughs Mountain Loop Trail at Sunrise in Mount Rainier National Park with a snowy Mount Rainier in the background. Photo by Rebecca Kelly.
Sunrise Road in Mount Rainier National Park is open, but there is still a lot of snow. Be aware if driving or recreating in the area. Photo by Rebecca Kelly.

Sunrise Road opening: Sunrise Road in Mount Rainier National Park has reopened for the season. After a long and precipitous winter and spring, there is still plenty of snow in the area, so be prepared for winter driving conditions. 

Road closure: Per the Forest Service, Mallardy Ridge Road (FSR #4030) will completely be closed from July 15 to September 15 for construction, closing access to the Mallardy Ridge (Walt Bailey) trailhead. Hikers will need to use the Ashland Lakes trailhead to reach Bald Mountain and Cutthroat Lakes; please be aware that this route is washed out in sections, requiring map and compass to navigate.

State park campground closures: The Main and West campgrounds at Conconully State Park are closed until at least July 17 due to damage after a flash flood from Salmon Creek over the 4th of July weekend. 

Funding for urban forests: 21 organizations were awarded more than $550,000 in grant funding to be used on urban and community forests by the Department of Natural Resources Urban and Community Forestry Program. Projects funded by the awards include tree planting and removal of invasive species. 

E-bikes on trails: The Washington Department of Fishing and Wildlife and the Washington Department of Natural Resources are asking the public to share their thoughts about e-bikes on trails. The survey is open until July 15.

Hero dog award local semi-finalist: Congratulations to Lincoln (who you might recognize from our Hiking with Dogs workshop) on being named a a semi-finalist in the 2022 American Humane Hero Dog Award competition. The "top dog" is decided in part by public vote through July 22.


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