- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

VERLOT, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says it will reopen the trail leading to the Big Four Ice Caves this spring with new warning signs.

The trail to the hiking destination closed after July 6 when rock and ice fell, killing two people and injuring four others.

KOMO-TV reports (https://goo.gl/EIxWKL ) that additional warning signs about the caves’ danger will be posted near the caves and, new this year, along the trail. The Forest Service’s Gary Paull says the signs will include other languages and stand out more.

The snow and ice formation about 70 miles northeast of Seattle is the most popular hiking attraction in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, attracting thousands of visitors each year. But the caves can be dangerous. There have been three deaths from collapsing ice in the past several years.


Information from: KOMO-TV, https://www.komotv.com/



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