Nifty Photos of Mount Rainier’s Lenticular Clouds


The UK Mail has some nifty photos of the lenticular clouds on Mount Rainier.


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Mount Rainier Concession Up For Bid

Mount Rainier National Park is preparing to open bids to run the concessions in the park. Mount Rainier Guest Services currently operates the concessions including Paradise Inn and National Park Inn and has the contract since 1987. Its contract was to expire Dec. 31 but has been extended to December 31, 2012


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4 Missing on Mount Rainier After Being Missing for a Week

Hope is dwindling on finding 4 climbers reported missing for more than a week on Mount Rainier on the Disappointment Cleaver Route. They are Mark Vucich, 37, of San Diego, and Michelle Trojanowski, 30, of Atlanta. The two were planning to camp at the Muir snowfield. Sork “Erik” Yang, 52, of Springfield, Oregon, and Seol Hee Jin, 52, from Korea.


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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 be shot for their supplies).


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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 rime ice issue.


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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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