Olympic National Park
A mountain goat that fatally gored a hiker in Olympic National Park was in the fevered state of rut, but otherwise seemed to be a healthy animal, according to necropsy results released Thursday.
Olympic National Park officials are trying to determine if a 63-year-old Washington man was killed during an encounter with a mountain goat in the park's backcountry.
Restoration work on the Boulder Creek Trail in Olympic National Park has necessitated the closure of the trail, as well as the upper Hot Springs Road, to the public through the fall, according to park officials.
Odds and Ends from Around the National Park System: Interior's Transparency Woes, Plowing Hurricane Ridge, and More
A look around the National Park System finds an interesting potpourri of issues, from the Interior Department's struggles with transparency and a move to see Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park kept open-year round to campfire restrictions in Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks.
Heading to Olympic National Park? Then you might encounter some traffic delays on a stretch of Highway 101 near the southern edge of Lake Crescent.