DATE: 7/18/12


Mount Rainier National Park News Release-_
Hiking Advisory-_-_
Visitors to Mount Rainier National Park are advised that a new closure is in effect on the Comet Falls Trail from approximately 1 /4 mile below Comet Falls to the River crossing above Comet Falls in Van Trump Park. This closure is due to an abundant amount of avalanche debris in the Van Trump drainage, making the trail impassable and creating extremely hazardous river crossings. A fall through hidden pockets in the snow could be fatal (see photo below – click for larger image).

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