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Lost Hiker Burned Money to Keep Warm at Mount Rainier

Here’s an amazing story of Yong Chun Kim, of Tacoma, Wash., who burned $1 and $5 bills to keep warm after being separated from his group while snowshoeing in Mount Rainier National Park.

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Amazing Story of Helicopter Escorting Hikers Out of Rainier After Shooting

here’s an amazing story (with lots of photos) on nwhikers.net of a hiker who was escorted from a campsite by a helicopter following the New Year Day murder of a Rainier ranger (authorities were concerned people in the park could … Continue reading

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Nifty Sunrise Photo of Rainier

Huffington Post has this nifty Mount Rainier photo.

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Mini Swarm of Earthquakes on Mount Rainier

There’s been a mini swarm of earthquakes on Mount Rainier which got some big headlines but scientists say it is routine.

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Cool Time Lapse of Stars Over Mount Rainier

Here’s a cool time lapse of stars over Mount Rainier. Here’s an explanation of the process.

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Muir Webcam on Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier has installed a webcam at Camp Muir. The web cam data is transmitted in the same packet as the camp’s weather. Officials note that it may be white at times since there is not enough power to address … Continue reading

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Ski Area on Rainier Open in July Only For Second Time In History

The abundance of snow on Rainier has meant that Crystal Mountain Ski Area is open in July for only the second time in history.

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Dramatic Photos and Videos of Avalanche on the Nisqually Glacier on Rainier

Various sites are showing dramatic photos and videos of an avalanche on the Nisqually Glacier on Rainier.

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Rainier Loses 14 Percent of Its Ice in 40 Years

While there may be a lot of snow this year, researchers say Rainier has lost 14 percent of its ice in the last r years. The article translates this into 8 inches of snow covering Rhode Island.

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Rainier Officials Suspend Search for Lost on Liberty Ridge

Officials have suspended the search for 50-year-old Rob Plankers on Rainier’s Liberty Ridge. He had been reported with hypothermia. There has been a snow slide in the vicinity of 13,600 feet. He earlier had been spotted on the summit. Officials … Continue reading

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