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Tag: Mt. Rainier


Camp Muir webcam up and running for the season

Officials at Mount Rainier National Park have announced that the Camp Muir webcam is up and running again for the summer season.

You can check out the image here.

Camp Muir sits on the shoulder of 14,411-foot Mount Rainier, at an elevation of 10,188 feet (3,000 meters).

In the current view, looking south over some of the Camp Muir buildings and the Tatoosh range you can see Mount St. Helens on the right and Mount Adams on the horizon on the left.


Mount Rainier rangers hold Wednesday fireside chat programs


Rangers will be offering Fireside Chats, a new informal winter program at Mount Rainier National Park, beginning this afternoon at the National Park Inn.

Staffers will be giving the free, informal presentations at 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the hotel at Longmire. The topics of the short presentations will vary from week to week.

The chats begin today with a program by Karen Thompson on the park’s wilderness area.

Park visitors are reminded that the road from Longmire to Paradise is not open Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Keep Wildlife Wild Day is Saturday at Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park will host its fourth annual Keep Wildlife Wild Day Saturday.

The program, from noon-4 p.m. at Paradise, is part of the park’s effort to educate visitors on wildlife and the impacts we have on them. The day will focus on wildlife protection and education to keep Mount Rainier’s wildlife wild.

The event will include presentations and educational programs. Interpretive rangers and guest experts will present talks on native wildlife throughout the afternoon. There will be several activities for children to explore the world of Mount Rainier’s wildlife.

For more information, contact Kirsten Anderson at or

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No room at the inn, or anywhere in park, for Interior Secretary

The decision apparently was made Friday that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar would arrive at Mount Rainier National Park Monday night and visit with park staff and community partners on Tuesday.

Salazar was returning from Alaska and was next scheduled to be in Milwaukee today. So the decision was made to make a visit to Mount Rainier.

That left his advance planner scrambling to find a place for the secretary to spend the night. She found out, like so many other tourists, that find rooms at the last minute can be difficult at best.

As Salazar explained to the crowd of

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Nick Hall: Ranger’s body recovered from Mount Rainier

The body of Mount Rainier National Park ranger Nick Hall was recovered this afternoon by a helicopter, park spokeswoman Patti Wold said today.

Wold said the recovery went smoothly in clear weather. Hall’s body was flown to the Sunrise ranger station and will now be driven to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office in Tacoma.

Hall fell to his death on June 21 during a rescue operation. Snow, clouds and avalanche danger had hampered earlier recovery efforts.


Nick Hall: Family says ranger loved the outdoors and loved Rainier

Their faith and understanding of Nick Hall’s passion for the outdoors is helping sustain his family as they deal with his death after falling during a rescue on the mountain.

“One of Nick’s goals was full-time, year-round outdoor recreation employment. Mount Rainier helped make that happen,” said Aaron Hall, the climbing ranger’s brother. “He loved this place. He felt comfortable here.”

Nick Hall, 33, died Thursday while attempting to rescue four climbers on the Emmons Glacier. He fell about 2,500 feet as he helped pulled one of four climbers out a crevasse. Hall’s body came to rest at

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Margaret Anderson: State buildings to fly flags at half-staff

Gov. Chris Gregoire has ordered that flags at state buildings fly at half-staff Tuesday in memory Margaret Anderson, the law enforcement ranger shot to death Sunday at Mount Rainier National Park.

The public memorial service for Anderson is set for Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. Details of the event have not yet been released.

The 34-year-old mother of two was married to another Mount Rainier law enforcement park ranger and lived at Eatonville.