Mount Rainier National Park, Washington

Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park s ecosystems. A lifetime of discovery awaits.

Mount Rainier National Park Info


Mount Rainier National Park

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News

Mount Rainier National Park Announces Winter Operating Hours, 2018-2019

Recent storms have set the stage for winter recreation at Mount Rainier National Park with enough snow at Paradise for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding. However, the Paradise snow play area remains closed due to an insufficient snow depth to open.

National Park Service Announces Decision to Implement a Fish Management Plan at Mount Rainier National Park

The National Park Service issued a decision to implement a fish management plan in Mount Rainier National Park, with the goals to conserve native fish populations, restore ecosystems by reducing non-native fish, and expand opportunities for recreational fishing.

Mount Rainier National Park has released the Upper Nisqually River Levee Retrofit Environmental Assessment for Public Comment

An environmental assessment for a proposal to retrofit the upper Nisqually River levee with deflectors to reduce effects of erosional flows is now open for public comment. Comments will be accepted through November 28.

Mount Rainier National Park Photos

Mount Rainier

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Mount Rainier

Hiking up Paradise Trail

Mount Rainier

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Mount Rainier

Reflective Lake

Mount Rainier

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Mount Rainier

Reflective Lake

Mount Rainier

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Mount Rainier

Hiking up Paradise Trail

Mount Rainier

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Mount Rainier

Hiking up Paradise Trail

remnant

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remnant

how?

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how?

Seriously, how does this happen?

with a human for scale

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with a human for scale

holiest of holies

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holiest of holies

and why do they put up with me?

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and why do they put up with me?

recolonising

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recolonising

The retreat of the glaciers isn't bad for _everything_.

ripe

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ripe

where's the mountain?

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where's the mountain?

recolonising

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recolonising

The retreat of the glaciers isn't bad for _everything_.

still there

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still there

people take pictures of each other

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people take pictures of each other

where did I find these clowns?

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where did I find these clowns?

Reflection Lake

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Reflection Lake

place of mourning

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place of mourning

With considerable sadness, and a ~15 year old trail map to consult, we realised that the trail ends here because not that long ago this was the tongue of the glacier.

unruly

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unruly