Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Journal columnist dies

Mark Woytowich — May 23, 1956 to May 6, 2022


Photo courtesy of George Stenberg

Mark Woytowich stands at a viewpoint overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Woytowich, the Journal's longtime outdoors columist, died Friday of a heart attack.

Longtime Mason County resident and Shelton-Mason County Journal outdoors columnist Mark Woytowich died Friday after suffering a heart attack. He was 65.

Woytowich wrote the Journal's popular column "On The Trail" - which became "On The Go" in January - beginning in 2015, providing colorful tales of hiking and adventure around the county and Olympic Peninsula. He wrote a book titled "Where The Waterfalls And Wild Things Are" that was published in 2019, detailing many locations throughout Mason, Jefferson and Grays Harbor counties that he'd come across during 25 years of exploration around th...

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