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Fossil Rock’s popular hike – must have permit after 8/1

View from Fossil Rock looking east
By Jake Luplow

“Yelms Fossil RockBeyond Frozen Food”
“I have called Yelm home for the last two years. And for two years Ive been window shopping for food I know I cannot eat. Too often I find myself in Wal-Mart perusing the frozen food isle when I am boredand whats tragic is that I am allergic to wheat, soy, and dairy. There just isnt much else to do here.

It wasnt until recently that I learned of an awesome hike to Fossil Rock. Located in the outskirts of Yelm, just beyond the Clearwood Living Community, Fossil Rock makes for an enjoyable hike for all skill levels. Its adequate for the seasoned hiker and for the kids (though, you may have to carry them part of the way). Additionally, if you are into rock climbing, youll find many like yourself who climb the big Fossil Rock!” by Jake Luplow on ThurstonTalk.
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Editor’s Note:
This writer recently had the pleasure to be invited on a hike to Fossil Rock with an experienced guide. Beginning August 1st, Weyerhaeuser requires a permit to hike to Fossil Rock, which is on public lands under their domain – go figure – this IS public land!
Permits sold on-line starting today.
Click here for permit info.

Posted by Steve on June 27, 2013 at 12:04 am | Permalink

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