Outdoors

By the numbers

1.31 million

The number of acres within Gifford Pinchot National Forest, which stretches from the southern edge of Mount Rainier National Park to the Columbia River. That includes the 110,000-acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. To compare the size of the forest, Pierce County covers 1.15 million acres and Thurston County covers 495,000 acres.

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