Mount Rainier National Park
A week of searching for a missing day hiker at Mount Rainier National Park has so far proven fruitless, prompting a decision by park officials to scale back the hunt.
Efforts to find a missing day hiker at Mount Rainier National Park moved into day four Wednesday with dog teams helping ground crews while searchers looked from the air, as well.
More than four dozen searchers were working at Mount Rainier National Park on Monday to find a 64-year-old hiker who failed to meet up with his son as planned.
A missing hiker in Mount Rainier National Park apparently has been found dead, though park officials were awaiting official identification from a coroner.
Rescuers at Mount Rainier National Park had little to work with Saturday as they resumed the search for a hiker missing since Wednesday
A search continued Friday for an overdue day hiker at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington.
Washington state’s Puget Sound is a forested metropolis, braided with inlets and bays and ringed by steep, glacier-clad peaks. On the west skyline, the stately, wet Olympic Mountains grab moisture from the ocean clouds to nurture the temperate rain forest of Olympic National Park. To the east the queen-mother’s throne, nearly three-mile-high Mount Rainier, holds court on clear days in its namesake park.
A conference next month will discuss how the climbing community can leave an even smaller footprint on the world's peaks.
The three kids—my 12-year-old son, Nate, and 10-year-old daughter, Alex, plus my 15-year-old nephew, Marco—are slightly less than enthusiastic about our plan to hike the Skyline Trail Loop above Paradise, on the south side of Mount Rainier National Park. My 76-year-old mom, Joanne, normally an eager hiker, shuffles along this morning, still recovering from a long, hard hike up Mount St. Helens two days ago.
Summer can pose a difficult problem for national park travelers: Where do you go and what should you do? Traveler’s Facebook audience had some great ideas for family hikes in the parks, and we’re happy to share them with you.
Six climbers are feared dead from a fall of more than 3,000 feet at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington, where they were on a route that took them along one of the more technical approaches to the summit.
Live in the high country of the Pacific Northwest and you get used to snow, lots of it. And so, despite 13 feet of snow piled about Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park will have many facilities ready for visitors come Memorial Day weekend.
A boulder fall at Mount Rainier National Park has forced the temporary closure of the Westside Road, where a private vehicle was crushed by a rock and another boulder left a crater 8 feet in diameter in the road surface.
National Park Service rangers from across the park system have been honored by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell for valor in the line of duty.
Time is running out to land a ticket to a gala affair in support of North Cascades, Olympic, and Mount Rainier national parks.
Barring an unpredicted snowstorm, beginning today Mount Rainier National Park will open the road from Longmire to Paradise 24 hours a day.
With the travel season not too far off, you should be planning your national park adventures. If you're looking for a great scenic drive, we offer the following for your consideration.
While the Plains states and Northeast have been drubbed again and again by winter in recent weeks, they've got nothing on Mount Rainier National Park. In the past week the park has received more than 6 feet of snow at Paradise.
Unfortunately, roadwork will slow your drive to Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park beginning early next month and running through the summer.
Dude, if you value your National Park Service job, don't toke up, not even in Washington state or Colorado, where the adults 21 and older can light up legally.
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How can you tell the Pacific Northwest has been enduring a drought? There hasn't been enough snow -- until just recently -- to open the snow play areas at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park. But they'll open tomorrow.
A former Mount Rainier National Park employee has been found guilty of violating the Clean Water Act, a felony, for letting nearly 200,000 gallons of sewage flow into the Nisqually River.
Winter in the National Park System often brings to mind frosty snowscapes, places where you can skim on skinny skis, or clomp along in snowshoes that, though a bit cumbersome, help you go places you might not venture without them.
At this time of year, winter waxes as fall wanes, so I thought it pertinent to now emphasize the concerns and rewards of winter photography, be it in the sub-zero temperatures of Yellowstone or along the balmy beaches of the Virgin Islands or the moss-carpeted downed tree trunks of Olympic National Park.
What goes into Rebecca Latson's camera bag? We asked her that, and other, questions, with hopes the answers will benefit us all.