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June 17, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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June 17, 1971

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7, MountJin climbing with peak~ tidied from easy through di~icult oEYers its challenge to devotees of this hair-raisinK sport in the Harems Hamma R~cmation Area of Clympic National Forest. For those who en~oy breath-taking views without climbinE the peaks hand over hand, three spectacular view- points reachable by car or trail are provided. Access to the Hamma Hamma area is over good gray- died forest roads. The area can be entered by the Hamma Hamma River road west off Highway 101 north of Eldon; the Jorsted Creek road southwest off 101 north of Hoods- port; and the Hoodsport-Lake Cushman road which inter- sects the Jorsted Creek road. Nine mountain peaks with established standard climb- ing routes are located in the area. Mts. Rose, Ellinor, and Washington are rated as easy. Moderately difficult are Mts. Skokomish, Henderson, Stone, Pershing, and The Brothers. Only Mt. Cruiser is classified as difficult. The whole panorama of Western Washington moun- tains and inland waters spreads out from the spectacular viewpoints. Jefferson Ridge Lookout requires a three-mile hike, rewarded by tremendous views. Summits of Mts. Washing- ton, Ellinor, Pershing, Skokomish, Stone, and The Broth- ers axe sharply outlined. Lena Lake lies in clear view. Hood Canal and Seattle appear to the east. The Big Creek road unfolds view after view as it climbs upward. Lake Cushman, Hood Canal, Mt. Ellinor and Washington appear in the foregroun& Far to the east and south Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens are vis- ible. FROM THE SUMMIT of Mt. Washington members of the Olympia branch of The Mountaineers are rewarded with a view of the Olympics and Lake Cushman far below. Oyster picking and clam digging are two of the most popular pastimes for Mason County visitors. Both of these bivalves have a year-round season on the tidelands of Hood Canal and Puget Sound within the county. Clam diggers eagerly await the minus tides of May and June, known locally as "geoduck tides." % r4#" **,~ , ?~" ~ CLAM CHOWDER for supper is the goal of this trio of dedicated diggers, typical of hundreds who come to Mason County salt water beaches for the low tide harvest. Page S-74 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, June 1 7, 1971 Butter and rock clams and the formidable geoducks are taken on the western shore of Hood Canal where there are two public areas large enough to accommodate the crowds of clam lovers. One is at Potlatch State Park, the other is a state tide- land recreational area of four or five acres about a mile north of Lilliwaup near the mouth of Eagle Creek./k Fish- eries Department sign identifies the place. New regulations have reduced the limit on clams except razors and geoducks from 20 to ten pounds in the shell, with a bonus of five horse clams. Geoduck limit remains three daily, razors 18 daily. The limit on oysters remains at 18 daily. Oysters must be shucked on the spot and shells replaced on the oyster beds. None may be taken from tidelands in shell. This is to avoid losing small oysters set on shells which formerly were removed from the inter-tidal areas. All public beaches of Hood Canal and Puget Sound in Mason County are open to clamming the year around. Trespass on private beaches should be avoided. Poison oak may be encountered in Mason County, Extension Agent Harold Van De Riet said in a warning to visitors to avoid direct contact with any part of the plant or smoke from fires in which it is burning. The plant is found in low places, thickets, and wooded slopes usually below 5,000 feet elevation. The stems are upright. The plant has three leaflets and creamy white fruit with a smooth glossy surface. The leaves turn coppery red in the fall. They're beautiful, but don't pick. Van De Riet advised heeding the old sayings: "I,eaflets three, leave be" and "berries white, a poisonous sight." After contact the first symptoms of itching, burning, redness, and small blisters may appear in a few hours or up to five days. Severe dermatitis with large blisters and swelling may require hospitalization. Immediate washing with strong soap often will prevent appearance of the symptoms. But if symptoms are severe, see a doctor. ~urtI anoK ~o ~no ~om,~ ~q-~ -~ vre~ noK ~a~q~ A plan offering carefree retirement living has been instituted at the Hallmark Inn. (Soon to be known as Hy-Lond Inn} under the new management of the Hy-Lond Corp. Both retired couples and singles are enjoying deluxe living with the convenience of downtown services at the Hallmark. The tastefully furnished rooms have wall-to-wall carpeting, private bath and shower, phones, room controlled electric heat and daily maid service. There is also a recreational program and aotivities director for the enjoyment of the guests. Several living plans are available at the Hallmark. One includes the room and all services including utilities along with three meals a day. The cost of this plan is $200 per month, per person. For those not wishing food service, the cost of the room plan is $100 per month per pe[son. Kitchenette living units are $125 per month. Stop in today and see how enjoyable retirement living can be at the Hallmark Inn. i! i:i il !i i i ) iiii, !~: ..... ~ ~ ....... 1st and Railroad -- 426-8277 Dining Room and Coffee Shop Enjoy your favorite foods professionally prepared and tastefully served in our dining room or coffee shop, at prices which make it possible for the entire family to enjoy top quality dining. 6:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. Closed Saturday f Locally Owned and Operated /.es and Steve Hansen o wn ers Emergency Service 426-2372 - HEATI - AIR El Sheet Metal - Welding - diator Repair ectric Motor Repairing and Rewinding (all brands) American Standard & Kohler Fixtures HEATING & SHEET York Coleman AIR CONDITIONING WINDOW UNITS, ROOFTOP & SPRIT SYSTEM i ii INSULATION Blowing & Batting New Construction and Remodeling Jobs 14 HOUR SERVICE -- ALL WORK GUARANTEEED Thursday, June 17, 1971 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page S-19