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Sunrise Visitor Center on Rainier to Open July 1

Officials say they plan to open Chinook Pass on Rainier by the end of of June. The Sunrise Visitor Center is to open July 1.

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Mount Rainier Superintendent Dave Uberuaga Moves to Grand Canyon

Dave Uberuaga (oo-buh-RAH’-guh), superintendent of Mount Rainier National Park since 2002, has moved to a similar position at Grand Canyon.

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June 8 Snow at Paradise on Mount Rainier as Snowpack is 204% of Normal

It was snowing at Paradise on June 8. Officials had earlier in the week said that snowpack on the mountain is 204% of normal for at the end of May.

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Fatal Nisqually Glacier Fall on Guided Mount Rainier Climb

Tucker Taffe, 33, of Alta, Utah, was killed after he fell 100 feet into a crevasse on the Nisqually Glacier on Mount Glacier. He was on a guided climb.

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Mount Rainier Climbing Fee Increased from $30 to $43

The climbing fee for Mount Rainier has increased from $30 to $43.

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NPS Declares Carbon River Road is Now a Trail in Mount Rainier National Park

The NPS has decided that Carbon River Road at Mount River National Park that has been closed since a storm in 2006 will remain closed and become a trail.

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Details of Resurveying of Rainier Setting Height at 14,411.1 Feet

The American Surveyor has an extensive article on the logistics of its July 2010 effort to determine the height of Mount Rainier (which was set at 14,411.1 feet). It notes the various USGS monuments on the summit hit those of … Continue reading

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Lee Tegner – Co-Founder of Tacoma Mountain Rescue

Lee Tegner who was co founder of the Tacoma Mountain Rescue in 1958 has passed. His credits include helping build the Camp Schurman cabin on Mount Rainier in the 1960s and helping erect Spire Rock in Spanaway in 1974.

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Nifty Photo of Rainier

Here’s a nifty photo of Rainier outlined in clouds.

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Former Rainier Climbing Ranger Joe Puryear Dies on Tibet Mountain

Joe Puryear, a former climbing ranger at Mount Rainier from 1996 to 2000, was killed on 24,170-foot Labuche Kang in Tibet on October 26, 2010. He had been climbing with David Gottlieb, the current lead ranger at Rainier. They had … Continue reading

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