The 2014 version of the Seattle Bike map is available
now. See this page
for more information or to order a printed copy.
Starting tomorrow, there will be construction from the Nisqually Entrance to Paradise, potentially adding an hour delay to the round-trip. The work will run through the fall. See here for more information
Entrance fees to National Parks will be waived next weekend for President's Day. The following fees are waived:
*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.
From April 1st through October 31st, climbing permits for Mt St Helens are restricted to 100 per day, and demand for choice summer weekends is high. Unlike the Enchantments Permitting process, permits are first-come, first-served. So mark your calendars; here's the latest from the Mt St Helens Institute
Permits from April 1 through October 31, 2013 will be available for purchase at $22.00 per permit on February 3, 2014 at 9:00 am on the Mount St. Helens Institute website's climbing page.
In my experience, nearly all the summer (late July - early Sept) weekends sell out within a few hours.
Good news from Sound Transit's latest bicycle update email:
We’ve got some great news. Within the next two years, almost all Sound Transit buses will have three-position bike racks. This has been an issue particularly for our bicycle-riding customers that ride north into Snohomish County, and Community Transit recently agreed to allow three-position bicycles on the buses they operate for Sound Transit.
There will be 9 fee-free days at National Parks this year, a few coming up early in the year:
- January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- February 15-17: Presidents Day weekend
- April 19-20: Opening weekend of National Park Week
- August 25: National Park Service Birthday
- September 27: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day