There are a multitude of reasons to stick around Mount Rainier National Park after the sun goes down. One of them is the traditional ranger program in one of the campgrounds.
On the schedule for this weekend is “Tales of Tahoma,” to be presented by ranger Casey Overturf.
Native Americans have lived near and with this mountain for at least 9,000 years. Overturf will tell the stories of those who lived here before the mountain was called Rainier.
The program will begin at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Cougar Rock Campground amphitheater. It’s free, but park admission is $15 per vehicle.
Overturf will present the talk again July 14.
For a schedule of events, go to nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/events.htm.