Advertising

The Seattle Times Company

NWjobs | NWautos | NWhomes | NWsource | Free Classifieds | seattletimes.com

Local News


Our network sites seattletimes.com | Advanced

Last published at August 8, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Comments (0)     E-mail E-mail article      Print Print      Share Share

Leavenworth trail closed after cougar encounter

A popular trail two miles north of Leavenworth has been closed until a cougar that chased a mountain biker is removed.

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. —

A popular trail two miles north of Leavenworth has been closed until a cougar that chased a mountain biker is removed.

The Wenatchee World reports that U.S. Forest Service officials closed the Freund Canyon Trail Friday and hope to reopen it in about two weeks.

Officials have received a few reports of cougar encounters in the past six weeks.

Wenatchee River Ranger District wildlife biologist Don Youkey says the biker did the right thing by stopping, putting his bike between himself and the cougar and then yelling.

He says the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is trying to find a hound hunter to help track the cougar.

---

Information from: The Wenatchee World, http://www.wenatcheeworld.com

Copyright © The Seattle Times Company

More Local News headlines...

E-mail E-mail article      Print Print      Share Share

Comments
No comments have been posted to this article.

advertising


Get home delivery today!

More Local News

UPDATE - 09:46 AM
Exxon Mobil wins ruling in Alaska oil spill case

NEW - 7:51 AM
Longview man says he was tortured with hot knife

Longview man says he was tortured with hot knife

Longview mill spills bleach into Columbia River

NEW - 8:00 AM
More extensive TSA searches in Sea-Tac Airport rattle some travelers

Advertising

Video

Marketplace

Mechanic double-checks his air-bag worknew
Dear Tom and Ray: Last week, for one of my best customers, I replaced a very difficult steering rack. The ALLDATA instructions called for air-bag and ...
Post a comment

Advertising