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Mount Rainier shuttle service starts this week

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on June 16, 2008 at 1:54 am with No Comments »
June 16, 2008 1:54 am

Starting Saturday, Mount Rainier National Park will offer weekend shuttle service from Ashford to Longmire and Paradise, park officials recently announced.

The park also plans to offer another shuttle from Longmire to Paradise starting Friday.

According to a statement from the park shuttles will leave Ashford every 30 minutes from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. and every hour and 15 minutes between noon and 5 p.m.

The Ashford shuttle pickup will be be near Whittaker’s Bunkhouse where free parking is available according to the park’s press release.

"This shuttle will help reduce parking congestion at Paradise and give visitors a convenient way to see the park," park superintendent Dave Uberuaga said in a prepared statement.

The park started the Longmire-to-Paradise shuttle in 2006, but this is the first year for shuttle service from outside of the park according to the park press release.

"Providing shuttle service like this is in line with our long-term transportation vision for the park," said Uberuaga in the press release.

The shuttle is free, but there is a charge of $5 per person to enter the park.

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