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

3 weeks 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

7 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

7 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 

8 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

Peter Reaches Rainier National Park

8 months agoFitness / Hiking : Hiking Forward

The warning signs were provided in the Mount Rainier National Park paperwork. Avalanche. Volcanic activity. Bears. Cougars. Rock slides. Tree hazards. I especially like the advice of "fighting aggressively and aiming for the eyes" when learning how to fight off an attacking cougar. Show More Summary

13 FEET of Snow Forecast For Mount Rainier

Forecast: Mount Rainier – 162 in, Mount Baker – 70 in. The NOAA forecast for Mount Rainier is calling for 164 inches of snow by Monday. That’s over 13 FEET of snow at the upper elevations of 14,411? Mount Rainier. The forecast calls for 65 MPH winds and temps in the 20-30 degree range. Snow will […]

The Black Thursday Incident: A Strange Brush With An Aerial Anomaly

By most accounts, the modern UFO era began in the early summer of 1947, with the famous sighting of a group of unidentifiable aircraft over Mount Rainier, Washington, by pilot Kenneth Arnold. Within just weeks, news would arrive that a “flying saucer,” as the objects were dubbed following Arnold’s...

Stylish Mountain Engagement at Mount Rainier National Park

Four outfit changes, two adventurous lovebirds, and one talented photographer made this Mount Rainier National Park engagement session utterly romantic and incredibly captivating. Molly and Fednold ventured into the endless Washington mountain range where the sun glowed beautifully around them and Robert J. Show More Summary

Chinese CEOs to Scale Mount Rainier in New ‘Peace Climb’

The slopes of Mount Rainier, an active volcano overlooking Seattle, will witness an unusual China-U.S. joint venture this week.

Photo Gallery: 11 National Parks, One Year

10 months agoFitness / Hiking : The Big Outside

By Michael Lanza Backpacking in the Grand Canyon, Glacier, Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain, North Cascades, and Olympic national parks. Hiking to Yosemite’s waterfalls (lead photo, above). Paddling the Everglades and sea kayaking Glacier Bay. Rock climbing in Joshua Tree, and cross-country … Continue reading ?

In Food News: Charles Smith Jet City Winery Opens in Georgetown, PCC Comes to Columbia City, and More

11 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Charles Smith Wines Jet City: 32,000 square feet, two tasting rooms, and views of Mount Rainier and Boeing Field. Charles Smith Wines Now Open • As Tobias reported, winemaker Charles Smith just opened an impressive—and massive—urban winery called, appropriately, Charles Smith Wines Jet City. Show More Summary

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