Glaciers are the master craftsmen of mountains. Down through the centuries their massive weight grinds down and rearranges the face of mountains. Glaciologist Jon Riedel takes a look at these rivers of ice, and their impact on the landscapes of North Cascades and Mount Rainier national parks, in this captivating video.
Mount Rainier National Park
While many, if not most, national parks are deep into their summer seasons, at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington state some facilities have yet to open. That should change by the Fourth of July, when the Sunrise Road, Sunrise Lodge, and Sunrise Visitor Center are scheduled to open.
Replacement Of Historic Chinook Entrance Arch At Mount Rainier National Park Should Make The CCC Proud
The Chinook Entrance Arch has served a dual purpose at the northeastern entrance to Mount Rainier National Park for nearly eight decades, but its useful life as both a rustic entrance portal and an overpass for hikers and pedestrians had come to an end. Now, thanks to work by skilled park crews, a nearly identical replacement is back in service.
Climbing ranger Nick Hall was struggling to control a rescue litter on an icy, 35-degree slope while being buffeted by the swirling downwash from a Chinook helicopter when he slipped and fell 2,400 feet down Mount Rainier to his death last June, a National Park Service investigation has found.MORA-Hall Investigation.pdf
It's been more than a year since bottled water and corporate America collided at Grand Canyon National Park, and the push continues to get more national parks to phase out packaged water in favor of fresh tap water and refillable bottles.NPS-Plastic Water Bottle Memo.pdf
Two weeks in Mount Rainier National Park left Russ Aquilar dirty, tired, and sore. But it also left him with a life-changing decision, to share the natural world with others.
Webcams provide us with windows on the world. They allow armchair travelers to follow activity outside a Dublin pub, monitor traffic on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, and check on what’s happening at the International Space Station. Webcams also provide windows on nature, some of the best of which comes by way of cameras stationed in our national parks.
History buffs and students working on a class report are among potential users of a website that features cultural landscapes in the National Park System. Not with familiar the term "cultural landscapes"? This site can help fill in the gaps.
Did anyone partake in a Christmas Bird Count in or around our national parks? Preliminary reports from the field indicate some robust species counts.