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Hiker Headlines: Veteran's Day, Stay Safe for Hunting Season

Posted by Jessi Loerch at Nov 07, 2019 04:53 PM |

It's Nov. 7. On Monday, you won't need to pay to park at state parks or on federal lands. Hunting season is still going on.

It's Nov. 7. On Monday, you won't need to pay to park at state parks or on federal lands. Hunting season is still going on. And you can share your thoughts on a popular road in Olympic National Park. 

Here's some news you may have missed while out on trail this week. 

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Deception Pass State Park, and other state parks, won't require a Discover Pass on Monday. Photo by Rakan Alduaij.

No pass required: In honor of Veterans Day, state parks and national federal lands will waive parking pass requirements and entry fees on Monday. After this, there’s just one more fee-free day this year; On Nov. 29, state parks won’t require a Discover Pass for parking. And, if you happen to be near the Goldendale Observatory, you can safely watch Mercury cross in front of the sun at the Goldendale Observatory, which recently re-opened. Be sure to call or email in advance.

Wear bright colors: Just a reminder that it’s still hunting season in some areas across the state. When you head out, wear something bright like pink or orange. And be sure to check out our safety tips.


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