Highway 101 will be closed around Lake Crescent beginning today (Sept 11) at 6:00 AM and is scheduled to remain closed until Friday morning, September 14, as announced by Olympic National Park. Although this is disappointing and inconvenient for travelers planning on exploring the Lake Crescent and Sol Duc regions, many of the Olympic Peninsula’s most iconic destinations are readily accessible. Here are five amazing areas to consider exploring during the four-day closure:
Lake Crescent Highway 101 to Close Beginning Monday for Public Safety Until Completion of Rock Scaling Work
PORT ANGELES, WA: Due to traffic safety concerns through the rock scaling zone the Federal Highway Administration has recommended a full closure for Highway 101 until the rock scaling is completed. The full closure is scheduled to begin Monday at 6:00 am and anticipated to last for up to four days.
Despite clouds rolling in and a late 2:00 PM start, I decided to make the snow-covered trek up Mount Storm King out of curiosity of the trail conditions and views, but most importantly, the challenge.
Don’t let our quick autumn season come and go without taking time to admire the breathtaking fall colors we have here in the Pacific Northwest. Consider taking this Fall Color Farewell Tour on a scenic, enjoyable autumn daytrip in Olympic National Park.
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