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Exercise Caution While in the Outdoors
Current info from WSDOT regarding the Norse Peak Fire near Chinook Pass
Fire Danger is High

State Route 410 east of Chinook Pass will reopen on Friday, Sept. 1, in time for Labor Day weekend travel.
Pilot cars will alternate traffic through the closed section of SR 410 between Morse Creek (milepost 74.5) and Union Creek (milepost 79) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, conditions permitting. However, drivers should expect at least 30-40 minute delays depending on traffic volumes. The highway will remain open to all traffic during the overnight hours, conditions permitting.

Please be aware, the reopening of SR 410 is for thru-traffic only. While the highway will reopen, access to campsites and trailheads between Chinook Pass and Hells Crossing are strictly prohibited due to fire danger. The Labor Day holiday is historically one of the highest travel weekends of the year, so drivers should be prepared for backups and added travel time.
A full closure may happen again with little notice as fire conditions can change rapidly. Drivers can get updated information on the Norse Peak Fire, on the Incident Information System webpage and can check road status on the Mount Rainier National Park webpage.
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In addition:  As of 6 a.m. 8/31/17 the  Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)  is open from White Pass to Chinook Pass. The PCT remains closed from Chinook Pass to Government Meadow. Through-hikers avoiding the closure area should consider planning how to travel north of Government Meadow when they reach White Pass, as there is little cell phone connectivity at Chinook Pass.
Roads now open in the Mount St. Helens Monument 
Windy Ridge accessible from the FS 99 Road at Randle.
  • Restrooms at Cascade Peaks Viewpoint are open but the Cascade Peaks Information Station will remain closed due to the short season and repair work needed for winter damage.   
  • Interpretive talks will be available weekends at the Windy Ridge Amphitheater through the month of September as weather allows.
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The White Pass Scenic Byway is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created for the purpose of public education and promotion of the byway's natural and cultural resources as well as enhancing the assets and resources located along the byway.

The White Pass Scenic Byway, U.S. Highway 12, extending from I-5 to Naches is an exceptional journey, offering travelers experiences of wildlife, outstanding scenic and natural landscapes, and unlimited outdoor recreation. The location between Mt. Rainier National Park and Mt. St. Helens National Monument and Mt. Adams is a premier recreation destination. 

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