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Tahoma Creek Suspension Bridge at Mount Rainier National Park

Tahoma Creek Suspension Bridge from Mount Rainier National Park

Standing at 14,409 feet above the rugged Washington Coast, Mount Rainier looms tall, over-seeing everything in Cascadia with her watchful, yet vengeful eye. Cascading down deep ravines carved over millennia of eruptions, 11 tentacles of waterways expand in every direction from the volcano’s summit, feeding life for the region. Tahoma Creek is one of those […]

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Five of the Most Scenic National Park Drives: Washington State

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Recently, the National Park’s Conservation Association put together a piece on their 10 Scenic National Park Drives, and like nearly every list national groups put together, it skipped over some of the prettiest regions in the country. The list they put together is nice, and the destinations are great, especially the Tetons and Glacier. It […]

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Six Amazing Hand-Drawn National Park Relief Maps from 1914

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  If you love maps, which many of us who fancy ourselves as outdoor enthusiasts do, you know just how special it is to see a gorgeous hand drawn map. From the unique blend of colors to old names for places long since removed from out new maps, discovering the beauty in the hard work […]

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Mount Rainier National Park Celebrates a Birthday: March 2nd

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  One hundred and fifteen years ago, the United States government created a national Park with one of the most iconic mountains in the United States. Mount Rainier, the active volcano looming over 14,000 feet above the cities of Seattle and Tacoma, was turned into a National Park on March 2nd, 1899.   Thanks to […]

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When Weather Impacts Hiking

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                Right now, I am snowed in. Not just snowed in but stuck inside from falling branches, downed power lines and 18 inches of snow with half an inch of freezing rain on top of it. With no power, the mind races to entertain itself. Typically when this happens, […]

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Our Mountain

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On sunny days throughout the greater Seattle area, we all look east toward Mt. Rainier for a peek “Our Mountain”. When the weather is good, locals say “the mountain is out”, as if it hides from us or has to stay inside on rainy days. In a way it does, but as reflected in our […]

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