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North Bend Massage hosts free massage day

North Bend Massage will offer a free massage day and fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at their 401 E. North Bend Way location.

Visitors can call ahead to make an appointment or walk in. Thirty-minute treatments will be offered. All donations go to the Snoqualmie Valley Relay for Life.

Learn more at www.northbendmassage.com or call Kendra Gudz at (425) 888-5060.

Renovated Little Si Trail open for hikers

The grand opening of a renovated trail system, new bridge across the Snoqualmie, new parking area and connector trail at Little Si was celebrated on Saturday, June 6, for National Trails Day.

In the shadow of the broad edifice of Mount Si, Little Si is the smaller knob, at an elevation of 1,576 feet. The rocky outcropping at the summit of Little Si Trail offers expansive views of the Snoqualmie Valley. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of visitors have taken their toll on the trails, and inadequate parking and the mixing of walkers and cars on the narrow access road have caused safety concerns. Collaboration and funding from Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program and the Recreation Trails Program, along with the help of hundreds of volunteers and crews, helped fix the trail.

“Mount Si Natural Resources Conservation Area — including Little Si — is a jewel, and the Department of Natural Resources manages it to combine protection of the native forest ecology and extensive hiking access,” said Peter Goldmark, Washington’s Commissioner of Public Lands. “But heavy use places demands on the trails and local community.”

Thanks to the project, “we are able to keep the trails in good condition, and provide safer access to this forest trail overlooking the valley,” Goldmark said.

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