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2009-10-02 01:01:01

Global warming is not melting away Mount Rainer in Washington state, even if a survey marker at the highest peak suggests it could be, officials say. The Seattle Times reports the aluminum marker pokes nearly 2 feet above the ice cap at the mountain's highest point, giving the appearance part of the ice has melted away. Not so, say experts. The marker, it turns out, was never under ice -- and it wasn't even erected at the summit, said surveyor Larry Signani, who has led teams that measured...

2008-07-28 09:00:55

By Scott Sandsberry YAKIMA --Majestic, shadowed forest dominates the trail leading to Owyhigh Lakes in Mount Rainier National Park. The 3.5-mile hike climaxes with the appearance of jagged Governor's Ridge, overlooking a meadow basin with a pair of small alpine lakes. Don't expect views of mighty Mount Rainier on this broad route steadily leading upward to the lakes. Enjoy those on the drive across Chinook Pass and the vista point along Highway 410 before turning off on the White River...


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Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
2014-01-20 14:38:41

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is a United States National Forest that is located in the state of Washington. This forest holds 2,561,454 acres and extends along the Cascade Range to Mount Rainier National Park. The forest is divided into four ranger districts known as the Mt. Baker District, the Darrington Ranger District, the Skykomish Ranger District, and the Snoqualmie Ranger District. Because over half of the population of Washington lives within seventy miles of this forest and...

Mount Rainer National Park
2013-04-24 16:30:45

Mount Rainer National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States. The park holds 236,381 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the Puyallup and Yakama tribes. Many sites were found throughout the park showing evidence of older tribes including rock shelters and projectile points. The establishment of the park began in 1893, when the Pacific Forest Reserve was established. This area included a national forest as well as Mount Rainer and...

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