By The Associated Press
PARADISE — U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was returning from an Alaska visit and scheduled to be in Milwaukee, Wis., on Wednesday. So a last-minute decision was made to squeeze in a trip to Mount Rainier National Park.
The News Tribune reports that left Salazar’s advance planner scrambling to find a place for Salazar to spend Monday night at a popular national park in mid-summer.
As Salazar explained to a crowd of park staffers and community partners on Tuesday, there were no rooms at Paradise Inn or National Park Inn at the park. There also were no options in nearby Ashford. So Salazar and his small traveling party spent the night in Eatonville, about 25 miles away.