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Roger Oakes: Skiing in Olympic National Park

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This pictorial history is not meant to be an exhaustive history of all who
have skied in the Olympics for the past many years. Rather it
chronicles the two downhill ski areas – Deer Park and Hurricane
Ridge. In the 1930's Deer Park became the premier ski area in the
Northwest because we had a road (primitive as it was) and a “Ski
Lodge,” thanks to an expansive Forest Service and the New Deal's
Civilian Conservation Corps. Then in the 1950's the National Park
Service funded an aggressive road and lodge building project called
Mission 66 that led to a paved road to Hurricane Ridge. These two
little ski areas have played a large part in local winter recreation.

The book contains a forward by Jack Hughes. Jack is now a retired park
ranger who has been described as a “Ranger's Ranger,” well know
for his search and rescue skills as well as being a skiing ranger,
and his ability to say what needs to be said as concisely as

Event date: 
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
2210 South Peabody Street
Carver Room, Port Angles Library
98362 Port Angeles
Skiing in Olympic National Park (Images of America) Cover Image
By Roger Merrill Oakes, Jack Hughes (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781467132480
Availability: Special Order
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - November 17th, 2014

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