February 17, 2012
Mount Si and Little Si trailheads and trails to remain closed for the three-day weekend
Airplane crash investigation continues
OLYMPIA – Due to an ongoing investigation of Wednesday’s airplane crash on Mount Si, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be keeping the area closed throughout the three-day Presidents’ Day weekend and possibly into next week. The closure affects access to the popular Mount Si and Little Si trailheads and trails in the Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area (NRCA).
Who: DNR South Puget Sound Region
What: Mount Si NRCA closed to public access (Includes Little Si and Mount Si trailheads and trails)
When: Until further notice
Where: Northeast of North Bend, King County
Why: To aid airplane accident investigators and for public safety reasons.
Check for updates on the status of the Mount Si area:
Links to these social media tools can also be found at www.dnr.wa.gov
Alternative recreation access
DNR recommends the following recreation alternatives to Mount Si:
- High Point Trailhead, east of Issaquah off Exit 20, provides access to some 60 miles of trails, including West Tiger Mountain.
- Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area Trailhead, further east from Tiger Mountain, I-90 to exit 27.
A Discover Pass is required to access both these areas. Learn more at www.discoverpass.wa.gov
Media Contact: Toni Droscher, Recreation Program Communications Manager, 360-902-1523, firstname.lastname@example.org
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