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Mount Rainier National Park
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.
With winter coming on, Mount Rainier National Park lovers will be glad to hear that the park will be open seven days a week this year beginning in late December.
What goes into Rebecca Latson's camera bag? We asked her that, and other, questions, with hopes the answers will benefit us all.
Rainier Guest Services, which long has held the concessions contract for Mount Rainier National Park, has been awarded a new contract to operate food, lodging, and beverage services within the park.
As the government shutdown drags into its second week, there are increasing risks of vandalism in the National Park System and possibly even poaching, according to past National Park Service personnel.
Fall shows up in various colors in the national parks, but red stands out in particular against green conifers and frothy creeks in Mount Rainier National Park.
Though summer is coming to a close, not all folks in national parks head home. At Mount Rainier National Park and other parks there are quite a few year-round rangers. The following video captures a year's worth of seasons at Rainier from the viewpoint of those rangers.
As the harbinger of winter, the autumn season brings a sense of peace and introspection with its quiet isolation, broken only by the occasional haunting call of a bull elk. Crowds are fewer and dispersed. Colors are saturated. The air is clear and crisp. It’s these elements combined together that make fall my favorite season for photography.