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Olympic National Park News Release May 24, 2018 For Immediate Release Penny Wagner 360-565-3005 First 5 Miles of Hurricane Ridge Road Under Construction; Closing to Bicycles and Pedestrians on Weekdays PORT ANGELES, WA: After Memorial Day, bicycle and pedestrian traffic will not be permitted on the first five miles of Hurricane Ridge Road from the intersection with Mount Angeles Road to the Heart O’ the Hills entrance stationduring weekday work hours. Bicyclists and pedestrians who want to travel Hurricane Ridge Road are encouraged to drive to the Heart O’ the Hills campground picnic area to start their trip and avoid the work zone. “Visitor safety during road construction is of utmost importance,” said Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum. “We had hoped to have bicycle and pedestrian access during the construction, but the risks are too great to allow it this summer.” Heavy machinery with limited visibility, uneven and unpaved road surfaces, loose gravel, one-lane sections of road, pilot car zones, and lack of guardrails all pose risks during the upcoming construction season. These, combined with the road’s typical mountain characteristics (steep grade, curves, and limited sight distance) have led to the decision to restrict bicyclists from using the lower five-mile section of road during the construction project. Sunday, August 5 is the annual Ride the Hurricane cycling event organized by the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce. The contractor’s work schedule is aimed at completing the necessary work to have the road ready in time for this event. However, after the event the contractor will need to complete additional paving. The park will reopen the road to bicycle and pedestrian traffic on weekdays as soon as possible in late August. The five-month project to rehabilitate the first five miles of Hurricane Ridge Road from the intersection with Mount Angeles Road to the Heart O’ the Hills entrance station began in mid-April. The road work includes utility work, pavement rehabilitation, culvert installation, guardrail installation, and paving. Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes in both directions during weekday work hours. Flaggers and pilot cars guide drivers through the active construction areas and temporary traffic signs and devices will be installed for weekend and evening travel as needed. The $6.9 million road rehabilitation project is a partnership between the National Park Service, the Federal Highway Administration and Washington State contractor Columbia Pacific Construction, Inc. of Woodland. For more information about visiting Olympic National Park, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/olym or call the recorded Road & Weather Hotline at 360-565-3131 for daily updates. www.nps.gov About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

Rental Gear

  • Snowshoe IconSnowshoes:
    One Day $18 | Add Days $9
  • Hiking Poles IconTrekking Poles:
    One Day $6 | Add Days $3
  • Crampons IconCrampons:
    One Day $14 | Add Days $7
  • Ice Ax IconIce axes:
    One Day $12 | Add Days $6

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Find out if the road is open. Vehicles are required to carry chains when heading to Hurricane Ridge during winter.


Performance & Casual

From fleece to flannel. We have apparel fit for the active person. Technical & demanding activities call for the most advanced materials & design, but sometimes an active lifestyle demands flexibility. A quick hike in the morning with a late lunch or a matinee, Brown's Outdoor carries a full line of fashionable & technical sportswear.

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The "Art" of Layering

Findng exactly what layering garments work best for you, will requires a lot of trial & error. Depending on the level of your exertion, you may need to layer up or down multiple times during an activity.

  • Outer Layer
  • Mid Layer
  • Base Layer

Outer layer, is also the barrier layer providing protection from wind, rain & snow. The outer layer also improves core warmth by reflecting more body-heat back onto you. This layer is usually only warn during more extreme conditions in order to avoid over-heating during aerobic activities.

  • Rain-shells & Rain Pants:

    Lightweight, highly water resistant, with good breathablility.

  • Soft-shell Jackets & Pants:

    Very beathable, warm, flexible, water resistant.

  • Ski Jackets & Pants:

    Very Warm, highly water resistent, breathable.

Discover the olympic peninsula

Washington's North Olympic Peninsula is an amazing place to explore. Olympic National Park features nearly one million acres including 73 miles of wilderness coastline, the majestic Olympic Mountains, pristine glacially-carved lakes, temperate rain forests, alpine meadows, waterfalls and more. Outside the park, you will find another half-million acres of recreation lands in Olympic National Forest.

In addition, you will find plenty of state and county parks. Friendly communities welcome visitors and offer unique Northwest experiences including delicious seafood and fresh-from-the-farm cuisine, wonderful art and entertainment, Native American museums and so much more.

Start your visit at Brown's Outdoor to pick up supplies to enjoy your adventures on the North Olympic Peninsula.

North Olympic Peninsula Resources

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Sun 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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Thanks, From the Browns Family

We've anchored Brown's Outdoor in friendly service & expert advice. With help from our great customers we are raising a forth generation, keeping things just that simple. Establishing a tradition in serving the Olympic Peninsula.

Trading with loggers & hunters, our store started as a consignment shop almost a century ago. Now we outfit hikers & backpackers with the most modern gear. Those first costumers couldn't have imagined nylon jackets that fend off the elements, & titanium cooking stoves that fit in your pocket.

Here's looking at what the future holds, great service & friends.