Topic: National Park Service
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September 17, 2013 at 12:22 PM
The body of a 31-year-old Seattle man was recovered Sunday after he fell to his death in North Cascades National Park, according to the National Park Service.
Tyler Barton had summitted Forbidden Peak via the West Ridge about 5:30 p.m. Saturday and was descending when he was hit by a rock and fell about 300 feet, the park service said. Barton’s climbing partner was not injured.
Other climbers who witnessed the fall hiked out from Boston Basin and notified rangers at 10:30 p.m., according to the park service.
On Sunday, after a delay due to fog and an incoming weather system, park rangers recovered Barton’s body with the help of a privately contracted helicopter out of Darrington.
April 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM
Admission to national parks throughout the country is free from April 22 to April 26 in celebration of National Park Week.
That means free admission to the open parts of Mount Rainier National Park, Longmire and Paradise, according to a National Park Service release.
Those areas are accessed through the Nisqually entrance in the southwest area of park via State Route 706. Visitors are required to bring tire chains with them to the park until at least April 30.
According to the Park Service, 16 feet of snow is on the ground at Paradise. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are still popular on the mountain, its release said, but ranger-led winter activities have ended for the season.
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