Mount Rainier National Park

Recovery Of Climbing Ranger's Body On Mount Rainier On Hold Due To Weather, Avalanche Danger

While Mount Rainier National Park officials initially had held some hope Wednesday that improving weather conditions would allow for the recovery of the body of a climbing ranger who died while assisting with a rescue, conditions again forced rangers from to put off an attempt.

Weather Continues To Hamper Removal Of Fallen Ranger's Body At Mount Rainier National Park

Snowy and cloudy conditions have continued to hamper efforts to remove the body of a Mount Rainier National Park climbing ranger who died while working to rescue four climbers, though a small window of opportunity was expected Sunday.

UPDATE: Mount Rainier Climbing Ranger Dies In Fall During Rescue Of Four Climbers

Deteriorating weather conditions Friday were delaying climbing rangers at Mount Rainier National Park from retrieving the body of a fellow ranger who died while coming to the aid of four climbers.

Road Construction Will Slow Traffic In Stevens Canyon At Mount Rainier National Park

Traffic will be slow through Stevens Canyon in Mount Rainier National Park this summer as road construction gets under way along 10 miles of the road.

National Park Mystery Spot 40 Revealed: A Building In Paradise

We aren’t sure that Scoop is in Heaven, but they’ve named a building for him in Paradise.

Crater Lake National Park Officials Given Final Say Over Sightseeing Overflights

While legislation has been signed into law by President Obama to give Crater Lake National Park officials final say on whether to allow helicopter sightseeing tours over the park, that authority is lacking in many other units of the National Park System.

Effort Under Way In Congress To Reinstate Ban On Firearms in National Parks

A group of congressmen, led by two members of Washington state's delegation, is trying to reinstate a ban against firearms in national parks.

Search For Missing Parties At Mount Rainier National Park To Begin To Scale Back

After a week of searching made dangerous and complicated by high winds, snowfall, and dangerous avalanche conditions, crews at Mount Rainier National Park are expected to begin scaling back their efforts to locate two overdue parties on the mountain.

Millions Of Dollars Heading To National Parks For Road, Multiple-Use Trail Improvements

Millions of dollars are flowing to the National Park System for work on aging roads and multiple-use trails in need of some TLC, and transportation systems thanks to the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in the Parks program overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Two Parties Now A Week Overdue in Mount Rainier National Park

It has been a week since two parties on Mount Rainier failed to return from their backcountry trips as planned, and high winds, deep snow, and towering drifts continue to hamper efforts to find them.

Update: Still No Luck In Search For Overdue Parties At Mount Rainier National Park

Winds reaching 40 mph Friday created white-out conditions that hampered a search for two overdue parties at Mount Rainier National Park, and the forecast doesn't call for much improvement during the weekend.

Elite Mountaineers Called In To Help With Search For Overdue Parties at Mount Rainier National Park

A team of elite mountaineers familiar with routes on Mount Rainier and avoiding avalanches headed on Thursday to look for two overdue parties in Mount Rainier National Park.

Weather Hampering Search For Missing Parties At Mount Rainier National Park

Poor weather conditions hampered efforts Wednesday to search for two parties overdue from the backcountry of Mount Rainier National Park.

After Three Days Lost in Mount Rainier National Park, 66-year-old Snowshoer Walks Out and Goes Home

As the search for a missing 66-year-old snowshoer in the backcountry of Mount Rainier National Park moved into its third cold, snowy day, more than a few of those involved began to fear the worst. But in the end, they found Yong Chun Kim able to walk and in no immediate need of medical care.

Update: Searchers Find Missing Snowshoer Alive At Mount Rainier National Park

A 66-year-old man missing since Saturday afternoon in snowbound Mount Rainier National Park somehow survived wintry conditions without a tent or sleeping bag, park officials said Monday shortly after he was found.

Searchers Looking For Missing Snowshoer At Mount Rainier National Park

More than two dozen personnel were searching an area near Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park on Sunday for a missing snowshoer who failed to return from an afternoon outing the day before.

National Park Foundation Sets Up Memorial Fund For Ranger Margaret Anderson's Family

The National Park Foundation has set up a memorial fund to benefit the two young daughters of Ranger Margaret Anderson, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on New Year's Day.

Traveler's View: A Time To Pause In the Parks

We like to think that national parks are just that: serene, picturesque "parks" where we can, if only for a moment or two, escape the ugliness and stress of the world beyond their borders. But as the New Year's Day shooting at Mount Rainier National Park that left a young ranger dead proved only too well, national parks are not always the sanctuaries we'd like them to be.

Memorial Service Set For Mount Rainier National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson

A memorial service for National Park Service Ranger Margaret Anderson, who was murdered at Mount Rainier National Park on New Year's Day while trying to intercept a man, has been set for Tuesday in Tacoma, Washington.

Mount Rainier National Park To Remain Closed To Public Until Saturday

Mount Rainier National Park will remain closed to the public until Saturday to allow for park staff to grieve in the wake of the murder of Ranger Margaret Anderson, officials said Tuesday.

Slain Mount Rainier National Park Ranger 9th In Park Service History To Be Murdered In Line of Duty

When Mount Rainier National Park law enforcement Ranger Margaret Anderson was shot and killed on New Year's Day, she became the ninth ranger in the history of the National Park Service to be murdered in the line of duty, according to Park Service records.

Updated: Suspect In Mount Rainier National Park Shooting Found Dead

An Iraqi war veteran wanted in connection with the slaying of a ranger in Mount Rainier National Park was found dead Monday afternoon in a drainage near one of the park's hallmark waterfalls just south of Paradise.

Ranger Shot And Killed At Mount Rainier National Park

A 34-year-old Mount Rainier National Park ranger was shot and killed in the line of duty Sunday as she tried to apprehend a man who fled a check stop at Paradise. Fellow rangers were prevented from reaching the downed ranger for about 90 minutes as the shooter pinned them down with gunfire.

Books We've Read This Year, And Actually Liked!

Despite the impending doom that pixels were expected to hand the printed word, we're happy to report that publishers are still turning out books, and more than a few that crossed our desks this year are worth your attention.

Snowshoeing Season Has Arrived At Mount Rainier National Park

With snow conditions improving, rangers at Mount Rainier National Park are ready to lead you into the park on snowshoe adventures.

Biologists Studying Cascade Fox At Mount Rainier National Park

The diminutive Cascade fox, which is though to live only at Mount Rainier and Mount Adams, has developed a nasty habit of begging from visitors to Mount Rainier National Park.

New York Man Dies On Hike At Mount Rainier National Park

The body of a New York man who went out for a day hike in Mount Rainier National Park was recovered Tuesday.

Reader Participation Day: Do Your Holiday Plans Include a Visit to a National Park?

The combination of time off from work or school and an appealing destination will entice some Americans to spend at least part of the upcoming holidays in a park. For some it's an annual tradition; for others it's a special, one-time trip. Does a visit to a national park figure into your holiday plans?
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