With the sun waning and the wind rising, I left my 7,500-foot perch on Cowlitz Rock with its marvelous view of the east side of Mount Rainier. The first dozen ski turns were great, but my favorite part was the mellow, miles-long schuss back to Mazama Ridge.
Mount Rainier National Park
Washington state and federal biologists have released 10 fishers in the Nisqually River watershed of Mount Rainier National Park as part of a collaborative effort to restore the species to Washington.
Have you ever experienced frustration at not getting a clear head shot of wildlife during your national park visit? Have you ever experienced frustration at not being able to capture that perfect, luminous shot of a forest interior? What do these two items even have in common? Focus! Photographer Rebecca Latson explains how focusing on the eyes and focusing on the light can help you achieve great images of wildlife or forest interiors during your next national park photographic foray.
Rooms in Mount Rainier National Park will be hard to come by during the next two summers, with safety upgrades at the Paradise Inn closing more than half of all the overnight lodging in the Washington park until 2019.
Don't let a little bad weather keep you from getting wonderful images of a national park. With the right gear and mindset, you can capture great shots in the rain and fog and notice aspects of a scene you might have otherwise neglected if the sun was shining. Photographer Rebecca Latson managed to do just that during her recent visit to Mount Rainier National Park.
Mount Rainier National Park is a well-known symbol in the Washington landscape. But how far back does the human relationship with Mount Rainier go? A 2015 archaeology project at Ohanapecosh campground found evidence that native people have been traveling to and living around Mount Rainier for thousands of years.
One reviewer described this book, as, “…why and how we have sanctified these high-altitude mountains.” However O. Alan Weltzien’s fine effort also casts some wonderful light on aspects of the national parks and National Park Service that are very pertinent to this, the Park Service’s centennial year.
Yes, they're paving Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park, and that means parking at the popular destination will be very limited for the next three weeks.
From entrance arches and rock bridges to curving roads and rustic buildings, Mount Rainier National Park was designed with the visitor experience in mind. The park’s historic buildings and roads represent the development of a style of architecture, called "National Park Service Rustic," that has shaped the design of parks throughout the country.
Two million dollars to help remove 500 tons of debris at Point Reyes National Seashore. Twenty-three-million dollars committed for land acquisition at Grand Teton National Park. Another $2 million to help open Stonewall National Monument.