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U.S.F.S. Delays Opening At-Risk Campground

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The U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday (May 14) that it delaying the opening of the Gold Basin campground for a safety review to gauge the possibilities of a landslide there, television station KCPQ reported.

The announcement came after the Seattle Times reported on concerns of a potential landslide at the campground.

“In light of the Oso/530 landslide, we are taking a hard look at the historic Gold Basin slide path adjacent to the campground,” Peter Forbes, Darrington District park ranger for the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, said in a news release.

“Opening the campground will be delayed until the safety evaluation is complete,” he said.

The news release offered no timetable as to when the campground might be opened.

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