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Mount Rainier

States boost REI's Black Friday 'OptOutside' plan

Exactly one month ago, outdoor retailer REI announced its campaign to get its employees and customers outside for the day. And a number of states jumped on board.All 143 REI stores are closed for the day, though its 12,000 employees are still being paid, according to the...

Date: 11/27/2015 | Business Wire

Help Mount Rainier National Park shape future of its wilderness

Mount Rainier National Park is working on a Wilderness Stewardship Plan to guide the use and preservation of wilderness in the park.

Date: 11/13/2015 | Explore NW

Officials discourage visits to Mount Rainier this weekend

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Officials with Mount Rainier National Park are discouraging travel in the park this weekend due to expected rain and snow.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Northwest

Climber who died at Mount Rainier National Park identified

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Officials with the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office have identified the climber who suffered a fatal fall in Mount Rainier National Park over the weekend.The News Tribune of Tacoma reported that the climber was Timothy Hagan, 62, of Bellevue.

Date: 09/16/2015 | Northwest

Climber dies in fall at Mount Rainier National Park

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Rescue crews have recovered the body of a climber who suffered a fatal fall in Mount Rainier National Park over the weekend.

Date: 09/15/2015 | Northwest

Changing Mount Rainier's name would be a tall order

Anyone in Snohomish County can recognize the importance of American Indian heritage in the names all around us. The Stillaguamish River, the Tulalip Resort, the Mukilteo ferry.

Date: 09/11/2015 | Web Monkey

Creating parks’ new stewards

Don't stow the camping gear and hiking boots just yet. As we move into fall, good weather may inspire some to stretch the camping season, and autumn can offer the most colorful time to take a walk in the woods.And there's another incentive, particularly for those families...

Date: 09/10/2015 | Editorials

Back in time

Scenic railroad will appeal to train-fans of all ages

Date: 09/04/2015 | Life

After McKinley, is Rainier next?

Editorial: Should we change our mountain's moniker?

Date: 09/01/2015 | Editorials

Climbing, hiking and cycling around Mount Rainier

TACOMA — I called it the Rainier Triple Crown, and finishing it proved more rewarding than I ever expected.

Date: 08/08/2015 | Northwest

Remains found on Mount Rainier could be missing Tacoma hiker

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — A park official says remains found on Mount Rainier may be that of a 64-year-old Tacoma man who went missing while hiking last year.The News Tribune reported that visitors exploring the Frying Pan Glacier discovered the remains Sunday.

Date: 07/28/2015 | Northwest

Get a guided tour of the night sky at Mount Rainier

A star-viewing party is scheduled from 9:45 to at least 11:45 p.m. (weather permitting) on Saturday at the Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park, in front of the Jackson Visitor Center.

Date: 07/15/2015 | Explore NW

See the wildflowers

6 spots you'll find an explosion of color at Mount Rainier

Date: 07/01/2015 | Explore NW

Father: Missing Mount Rainier climber went to get cook stove

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — A Minnesota native who apparently died while climbing Mount Rainier had a passion for climbing and the outdoors, the man’s father said.

Date: 06/14/2015 | Northwest

Search for missing Utah climber on Mount Rainier suspended, a body found

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — The search for the missing Utah climber on Mount Rainier was called off Saturday afternoon after a helicopter spotted the body of a deceased male climber near the summit.

Date: 06/13/2015 | Northwest

Search resumes for missing Utah climber on Mount Rainier

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Two helicopters took to the sky over Mount Rainier on Saturday to continue the search for a Utah climber.

Date: 06/13/2015 | Northwest

Climber missing on Mt. Rainier

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Mount Rainier National Park officials looking for a climber missing on Liberty Ridge above 14,000 feet say the search is over for the day but will resume Saturday.

Date: 06/12/2015 | Northwest

Rescuers ready for the call if trouble hits on Mount Rainier

SEATTLE — As the climbing season gets underway on Mount Rainier, a specialized rescue team has been training to be ready when things go wrong on the 14,411-foot peak.

Date: 05/23/2015 | Northwest

Mount Rainier vehicle, camping fees to increase Friday

ASHFORD — Mount Rainier National Park officials say several important park fees will be increasing Friday.

Date: 05/19/2015 | Northwest

Mount Rainier will increase entrance and camping fees on Friday

Mount Rainier National Park will be increasing its user fees beginning on Friday.The park, as well as many others around the country, proposed fee increases last year.

Date: 05/19/2015 | Explore NW

Study: Mount Rainier tourism adds $57.7M to local economy

ASHFORD — A study done for the National Park Service finds that tourism at Mount Rainier contributed nearly $58 million to the local economy, including direct spending of more than $45 million.

Date: 05/02/2015 | Northwest

Roads open early at Mount Rainier National Park

This year's low snowpack has made early access to some areas of Mount Rainier National Park possible.

Date: 05/01/2015 | Explore NW

Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail booked up for season

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Mount Rainier National Park has stopped taking reservations for the popular Wonderland Trail because of a overwhelming surge in demand this year.

Date: 04/12/2015 | Northwest

Mount Rainier cuts off reservation for Wonderland Trail

The Wonderland Trail has become so popular that Mount Rainier National Park has cut off reservations for this year already. Here's a press release from the park with details:

Date: 04/10/2015 | Explore NW

Mount Rainier National Park announces planned opening dates

With the low snow levels this year, access is opening earlier than normal to some areas at Mount Rainier National Park.

Date: 03/24/2015 | Explore NW

Too little snow

Sledding area won't open at Paradise this year

Date: 03/06/2015 | Explore NW

Body found in search for Mount Rainier snowshoer

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Rescue crews on Mount Rainier discovered a body Monday matching the description of a snowshoer who vanished in a severe storm over the weekend.

Date: 12/29/2014 | Northwest

Rescue crews, skiers aid hiker on Mount Rainier

TACOMA — A mountain rescue leader says a well-equipped group of skiers and three mountain rescue units all helped to get a seriously injured hiker off Mount Rainier.

Date: 12/04/2014 | Northwest

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