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Democrats Reported Endorsing Renaming Mount Rainier to Ti’ swaq

We can’t find a news report to verify this but Kalvin Satiacum sent us a message about the renaming of Mount Rainier to Ti’ swaq: The resolution to restore the native name to the sacred mountain, has gained incredible momentum … Continue reading

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Rainier Climbing Fee May Increase from $30 to $50

Mount Rainier Superintendent Dave Uberuaga has proposed increasing the climbing fee from $30 to as much as $50.

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Foot of Snow Forecast for Mount Rainier

The forecast for Mount Rainier today is a foot of snow. Summer’s over.

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Rainier Mountain Festival Sept. 11-12

The Rainier Mountain Festival is held each September and brings world class climbers to the mountain. In 2010 among the climbers participating are Ed Viesturs, Jim Whittaker, Dave Hahn, Peter Whittaker. Climbers will sign their books. There will be technique … Continue reading

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Climbing Rainier’s Liberty Ridge in One Day

Here’s an item on climbing Rainier’s Liberty Ridge in one day. The route ascends 9,700 feet on slopes as steep as 55 degrees and over obstacles like an 80-degree ice pitch.

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Climbing Rainier in Three Days is Easier than Two

An article in the Seattle Times says it’s easier to climb Rainier in three days rather than the usual two.

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Almanac for Kids Says Mount Washington Is One of the Three Wettest and Coldest Places in the United State

Kentucky.com reports that the Almanac for Kids says the top three wettest places in the United States are Mount Washington, N.H., Quillayute, Wash. and Astoria, Ore. and that the three coldest places in the United States are Mount Washington, N.H., … Continue reading

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More Visitors to Rainier National Park

Authorities say 622,164 visitors in through July at Rainier National Park was 5.6 percent higher than last year but below the record 631,501 in 2004.

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New Study: Rainier is 3.6 Inches Taller

This year’s survey by Land Surveyors Association of Washington shows that Mount Rainier is 3.6 inches taller than the commonly accepted value of 14,411 feet. Surveyors The 1988 result was 14,411.1 feet. Rounded off to 14,411, that’s the elevation that … Continue reading

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No-Fee Hut-to-Hut Trail System Is Around Mount Rainier

Here’s an item item(entire story in pdf) from Snowshoe Magazine about Mount Tahoma Trails Association maintaining North America’s largest No-Fee Hut-to-Hut Trail System in North America (around Mount Rainier). Here’s the Association’s webpage.

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