Rainier’s Highway 123 Scheduled to Reopen Sept. 28

The News Tribune reports that Highway 123 on the east side of Rainier between Paradise and Sunrise could be open by Sept. 28.
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Climbing Mount Rainier 300 Times

The News Tribune reports that Robert Link, 49, of Bend, Oregon, is the latest person to join the 300 Club consisting of people who have climbed Rainier 300 times.
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Rainier Gets Approval for Improvements

The News Tribune reports that two of six improvement projects at Mount Rainier have been approved.
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Mount Rainier Deciding What Do About Trout Swimming on Carbon Road

The Olympian has an article on Mount Rainier discussions about whether to reopen Carbon Road which remains closed after the November 2007 floods.
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Mount Rainier Climbing Festival Sept. 15-16

Sportscities reports on the Mount Rainier Mountaineering Festival sponsored by the Washington Trails Association.
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84 Year Old Bill Painter in Record Rainier Summit

84-year-old summits WA’s Mount Rainier _ again Seattle Post Intelligencer – Jul 4, 2007 An 84-year-old retired plutonium worker says he’s reached the summit of Mount Rainier – for the sixth time. Bill Painter has made all his ascents of the

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Rainier Fatality

A woman was found at the base of a waterfall on the southwest slope of Rainier.
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Accidents: PCT and Mount Bona Fatalities, Bicyclist Bear Encounter in Banff

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Park Roundup: Mountaineer Lodge Snoqualmie Fire, Donald Trump Park, Delicate Arch Climb, Rocky Mountain Reprieve

Here’s the May 13 summary of park news including: Mountaineer Lodge Snoqualmie Fire, Donald Trump Park, Delicate Arch Climb, Rocky Mountain Reprieve.
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Rock Slide Closed Rainier Cayuse Pass Road Until June

A rock slide has closed portions of Rainier Cayuse Pass highway until June.
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Washington Approves Rainier Quarter

The Washington State quarter will have a design that features Mount Rainier.
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Former Rainier Ranger in Avalanche in Canadian Rockies

Charlie Borgh, a former climbing ranger at Mount Rainier, died in an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies.
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Coyote, Bear, Mountain Lion Attacks in CO, MA, TN, WA

Here’s a summary of coyote, bear and mountain lion reports in Tennessee, Washington, Colorado and Massachusetts.
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2006-02-22 Backcountry Accidents in California, Colorado, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Australia, Spain

Accident reports as of February 22, 2006
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February 14, 2006 Backcountry Accident Reports

Backcountry accident reports through February 14, 2006.
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