Mt. Rainier HEADLINES
Visitors to the east side of Mount Rainier National Park will not be able to travel state Route 123 now that the state transportation department has closed Cayuse Pass for the season.
The state highway leading up to Mount Rainier National Park’s main entrance has been named on the top 10 most picturesque drives in America by Country magazine.
Winter visitors to Mount Rainier National Park will have seven-day access to Paradise beginning Dec. 21, park managers announced Thursday.
Visitors planning to make the drive to Paradise should be aware that the gate at Longmire will be closed each evening starting Friday.
Federal lands, including Nisqually wildlife refuge, reopen as U.S. government operations resume.
The federal government shutdown has closed Mount Rainier National Park and shut down the economic engine that generates an estimated $33 million a year and supports 450 jobs. The impact also is rippling through the gateway communities of Ashford, Elbe and Eatonville. At the park’s Nisqually entrance, closed signs translate into no heads in motel beds, few diners at restaurants and park families not grabbing sub sandwiches after a high school tennis match.
The State Parks and Recreation Commission is urging eligible young people to apply to the America’s State Parks Ambassador Program, a nonprofit organization promoting the value and beauty of state park systems across the country.
He's used to seeing the surprised look on people’s faces when he tells them he wrote a guidebook to climbing 100 peaks in Mount Rainier National Park.
Several favorite recreation destinations for South Sound residents were expected to be shuttered Tuesday as part of the federal government shutdown.
A 66-year-old hiker reported missing by his wife Thursday apparently died after slipping off a trail and falling 200 feet.
First snowfall dusts the ground at Sunrise and Paradise.
Early on Sept. 1, three Canadians climbing Mount Rainier fell about 30 feet into a crevasse on Emmons Glacier, seriously injuring two of them. Cooper Self, a 33-year-old climbing ranger, was part of the team of roughly 40 rangers that helped perform the park's first short-haul rescue to extract the trio.
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