LETTER: Winter access

A big thank you to the group that was raising awareness about winter access to Hurricane Ridge (PDN, July 18.)

We need to let the park administration know how important this is to our community.

Winter users of the ridge include those who use the downhill ski area, backcountry skiers, and also many out-of-town visitors who go snowshoeing.

All of these contribute to the economy during the otherwise slow season of the year.

The ridge provides soul-fulfilling beauty and respite when Port Angeles is rainy and gray.

Write to the park superintendent and let her know that winter access is important.

Erran Sharpe

Port Angeles