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Olympic National ParkNews Release July 12, 2019 For Immediate Release Penny Wagner 360-565-3005 Lake Crescent Highway 101 Project Traffic Alert: Daily 2-Hour Delay for Permanent Striping Postponed to July 22, 23 & 24 Due To Weather PORT ANGELES, WA: Due to weather impacts on the completion of paving, the daily two-hour delay on Highway 101 planned for next week at Lake Crescent is now scheduled for July 22, 23 and 24 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. These delays are necessary for the final centerline striping of the new road surface. This work is weather dependent and will be postponed to July 29-31 if necessary. During the striping process, workers will be in the roadway removing the temporary reflective tabs from the centerline. The delay allows this work to be completed safely. Outside of the two-hour delays, drivers should continue to expect the normal half-hour delays during weekday work hours. The fog line striping will be achieved within the normal half-hour delays with a pilot car guiding traffic. During the two-hour delay: On July 22 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Lake Crescent Lodge will only be accessible from Highway 101 eastbound from Forks. Highway 101 westbound from Port Angeles will remain open up to mile marker 232/East Beach Road.On July 23 and 24 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Lake Crescent Lodge will be accessible from Highway 101 westbound from Port Angeles.On July 24 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am: Fairholme Campground and Camp David Jr. Road will not be accessible. The Fairholme Hill area will be striped on July 25 using half-hour delays and a pilot car guiding traffic. To avoid the two-hour delays, travelers should plan ahead to drive through the construction zone before 9:00 am or wait until after 11:00 pm. Access for emergency vehicles during the two-hour delay will be coordinated using established communication procedures with the traffic control supervisor. Travelers to and from the western side of the peninsula can use State Route 112/113 as an alternate route during the delay. For traffic information in real-time check the WSDOT Traffic Alert website athttps://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/trafficalerts/. This is the final season of the three-year road rehabilitation project. Work for 2019 included completing the guardrail replacement, paving the final 2-1/2" wearing surface, striping, sign replacement, and restoring the road width near milepost 229. To avoid excessive impacts on summer traffic, the work to restore the roadway width and shoulder area in front of the rock wall near milepost 229 will begin after Labor Day. The work will require 4-hour delays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Thursday beginning September 3. Final paving in the short section of road in front of the rock wall will also be completed after the restoration. Drivers can find updates with current project information and alerts on the park website at go.nps.gov/LCHwy101Project and the Federal Highway Administration website at https://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/projects/wa/lake-crescent/. This project is being managed collaboratively by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Park Service. The road along Lake Crescent’s south shore was built in the early 1920s, replacing ferry passage across the lake. Today the road is part of U.S. Highway 101 and remains a vital transportation link and popular sightseeing route for visitors to the Lake Crescent area and the Olympic Peninsula. In 2015, over 420,000 vehicles traveled this road. www.nps.gov About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 419 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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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.