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Uli Steidl Sets New Mount Rainier Speed Climbing Record

Steidl Climbs 14,411-Foot Mount Rainier in 4:24:30 From Paradise – A New Record Mount Rainier, Washington – On July 26, 2016 Uli Steidl, 44, set a new speed climbing record on Mount Rainier. He ascended and descended the 14,411? volcano...Show More Summary

Viggo Mortensen Raises an Unusual Family in Captain Fantastic

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Julia Raban Raising the perfect family is tough, but Ben (Viggo Mortensen) in Captain Fantastic seems to have it figured out. In an idyllic Washington State forest—filmed south of Seattle, at the foot of Mount Rainier—he raises his children on the land. Show More Summary

Design Spotlight: Antoinette Contreras

This week’s design spotlight features the brand of our MASTERY agent Antoinette Contreras of Seattle. Antoinette is an outdoor enthusiast, and her design features many of her favorite outdoor things, including Mount Rainier and Alki Beach. Her business card is portrait-style with a quote from Little House on the Prairie. All of her mailing pieces […]

Put a stamp on it: The astrophotography of Matt Dieterich

The Astrophotography of Matt Dieterich Star trails and aurora over Mount Rainier from Reflection Lakes. This photograph was selected by the United States Postal Service for a new 'Forever Stamp' celebrating the National Park Service 2016 centennial. The year 2016 is the centennial anniversary of the U.S. Show More Summary

Bellevue Chooses Development over View Corridors

Last month, Zach explained how a view of Mount Rainier from Bellevue City Hall had become a roadblock to rezoning of several redevelopable sites near the East Main Link station. Last week, the Bellevue City Council voted 5-1 to not retain the view corridor. While the rezoning process is not over, this decision makes it much more […]

We Saw You Marveling at Mount Rainier from a Plane, Dancing on Rainier Avenue South, and Standing Shirtless in Traffic

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

We Saw You Marveling at Mount Rainier from a Plane, Dancing on Rainier Avenue South, and Standing Shirtless in Traffic by Stranger Staff MEMORIAL DAY OVER MOUNT RAINIER On Memorial Day, you were seated next to us on a flight from O'Hare Airport to Sea-Tac. Show More Summary

The Fuhrer Finger, Mount Rainier, Washington

Skiing The Fuhrer Finger on Mount Rainier in Washington Location: The Fuhrer Finger, Mount Rainier, Washington Starting Point: Lower Paradise Parking Lot (5380?) Aspect: South Distance: 14.6 miles Time: 1-2 Days Summit Elevation: 14,416?...Show More Summary

The ultimate hiking partner? Sony's RX10 III goes the distance

Mount Rainier, captured from the trail up Mount Teneriffe, near North Bend in Washington State. ~200mm (equivalent), ISO 800. Still another 2 miles to go until lunch, and another 400mm to go before the RX10 III's maximum telephoto setting. Sony's new Cyber-shot RX10 III might look a lot like the older RX10 II, but its lens is really something else. Show More Summary

Will the National Parks Bring Their Backcountry Permit System Into the Digital Era?

By Michael Lanza Last month, a storm caused a power outage at Mount Rainier National Park during a two-week period when rangers received about 2,000 requests from backpackers and climbers for backcountry permit reservations for 2016. (One of those requests, … Continue reading ?

Gorgeous '60s Home on Seattle Waterfront Asks $4.2M

Check out those Mount Rainier views Location: Seattle, WA Price: $4,200,000 Designed by noted Pacific Northwest architect Lionel Pries, this 5,380-square-foot midcentury home has some of the best views money can buy in the Seattle area. Show More Summary

Electrify Your Kitchen: 1940

Prince George's County, Maryland, circa 1940. "Electric Institute of Washington. Cameo Theatre, Mount Rainier lecture." Reddy Kilowatt wants you to Just Say No to coal and gas. Safety negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

Why these retail executives unanimously chose to ditch Black Friday

SEATTLE—Rachel Ligtenberg has worked every Black Friday for the last 20 years. This year, though, REI's vice president of retail will be out skiing or possibly climbing Mount Rainier with her two daughters. That's because the Kent, Wash., outdoor retail company will be closed on the biggest shopping day of the year. Show More Summary

Two Washington Parks Are Free Today

9 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Chains are required. Kris Wiktor/shutterstock.com Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks are free to visitors today. (The Olympic National Park Visitor Center and the Hoh Visitor Center will be open to 4 p.m. The road to Mount Rainier...Show More Summary

Route 42, Back from the Dead?

This morning, Metro has begun soliciting feedback on a proposal to connect Renton, Skyway, Rainier Beach, Mount Baker, and the International District with frequent service 7 days a week. The proposal resurrects a largely meritorious idea from the old transit cuts packages, merging the southern half of Route 8 (soon to be 38) with Route […]

Peter Reaches Out and Touches the PCT

10 months agoFitness / Hiking : Hiking Forward

Being a fan of hiking and the national trails scene, I knew I couldn't skip trekking some of the Pacific Crest Trail as we headed west. Luckily for me, the trail meandered through Mount Rainier National Park, just a scenic hour-long drive from where we stayed.Back in the Badger State, we are frequent visitors to the Ice Age Trail. Show More Summary

Hiking Rainier... continued 

10 months agoFitness / Hiking : Hiking Forward

The road to Mount Rainier provided many spectacular views. The snow-capped peak of Mount Rainier reminded visitors of the chilly temperatures and snow-packed glaciers that go along with being in the high elevation. Even on a relatively...Show More Summary

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