A $2 million gift from philanthropists Mike and Sue Raney will serve the dual purpose of restoring two iconic backpacking trails in Washington state while creating jobs and training for youths and recent veterans.
Mount Rainier National Park
The Robin’s egg blue poster with the bold block lettering was stained, worn, faded, and even tattered a bit around the edges. It promoted ranger programs (“a free government service”) at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, and is one of a unique set of posters that artists from the Works Progress Administration created in the late 1930s and early 1940s to draw interest to our national parks.
The National Park Service has prepared an Environmental Assessment for a proposed plan to rehabilitate the Paradise Inn Annex and Snow Bridge, which is located in the Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park. The project would complete the last major building rehabilitation project within the Paradise Historic District.
How did we go from cutting down trees and hunting bears to restoring meadows and reintroducing lost species? This year, as we celebrate the National Park Service Centennial, we reflect on over a century of protecting the natural resources of Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state.
One climber on Mount Rainier in Washington was presumed dead Monday, while rangers were able to reach two other individuals who took shelter at Camp Muir from a storm that has hampered rescue efforts.
Hoping to snag a backcountry permit in Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state this year? It could be challenging. Park officials say the park will process wilderness camping and climbing permits on a first-come, first-served basis only in 2016, including permits for hiking the Wonderland Trail.
Today's the day, folks. The last day of 2015, and the last day you can make a donation to the national park friends organization of your choice and claim a tax deduction if the group is a non-profit.
While the Pacific Northwest has seen a nice, snowpack-building series of winter storms of late, not enough snow has fallen to open the "snow play" area at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park, according to park officials.
Let it snow. That's the message from Mount Rainier National Park, where the staff has the park ready for winter operations. Though many park roads are closed to vehicle access for the winter, areas throughout the park remain open for recreation.
Heavy rains, possibly more than a foot this weekend, and high winds have Mount Rainier National Park officials preparing the park for flooding and power outages, with the possibility of evacuations also anticipated.