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Tag: Sunrise Road

July
5th

Nick Hall: Sunrise Road closed today during recovery attempt

The road to Sunrise will be closed today as climbing rangers attempt to recover the body of Nick Hall, their fallen colleague.

Hall died June 21 while assisting in the rescue of four injured climbers from Texas. Weather and avalanche conditions have prevented the recovery of his body for two weeks.  The park announced earlier this week they would attempt a recovery today.

The Sunrise area will be used as a staging ground for the mission. The park says “if feasible” the road will reopen after the recovery.

June
21st

Road to Mount Rainier’s Sunrise area will open Friday morning

The road to Sunrise opens Friday morning but visitors to the popular destination in the northeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park should expect few services.

Chief ranger Chuck Young said crews have been able to clear snow from the road and some of the facilities at Sunrise, allowing the road to open. The downside is that there will be minimal services until a week from now.

“They’re working to get the water system going, but it’s not ready,” Young said.

Because of that, there will be no potable water available and the only restroom facilities will be vault and

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