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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

National-forest pass can be purchased online

As of April 1, the "National Forest Recreation ePass" will be sold online. The day pass price is set at $5 - making last-minute travel and adventure all the more possible in the Northwest. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Avalanche slams into ski lift at Crystal Mountain

Late Monday evening, avalanche safety drills went awry when an explosion triggered a snow wall to tumble into High Campbell chair lift. No one was injured.

SEATTLEPI.COM

More snow at Stevens Pass? Time for avalanche control

Snow continues to dump at Stevens Pass and avalanche control is underway. Stevens Pass media released a video today - take a look at this giant snow slide down the backside.

Mount Rainier road project to begin Monday

The four year project will address deteriorating road conditions on the 17.6 mile road leading to Paradise. Park officials warn visitors to expect delays when traveling throughout the park. 

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)
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