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Ascend to Paradise on Washington's Mount Rainier

August 12, 2008, 7:51 am
ASHFORD, Wash. -- We were on a mountain pilgrimage to Paradise. That's where you will find the flower-strewn meadows at 5,420 feet on the southern flank of Mount Rainier, a big and imposing mountain that is the centerpiece of Mount Rainier National Park. Paradise, at the end of a long, winding ...

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Ascend to Paradise

July 28, 2008, 8:36 am
ASHFORD, WASH.: We were on a mountain pilgrimage to Paradise. That's where you will find the flower-strewn meadows at 5,420 feet on the southern flank of Mount Rainier, a big and imposing mountain that is the centerpiece of Mount Rainier National Park. Paradise, at the end of a long, winding road, ...

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Snow greets visiting hikers at Mount Rainier

July 25, 2008, 8:15 am
PARADISE, Wash. -- Cool ocean temperatures in the southern Pacific Ocean -- a phenomenon known as La Nina -- chilled sunny expectations this summer for thousands of visitors to Mount Rainier National Park. Those who arrived here in July planning to backpack or hike its famous sub-alpine wildflower meadows found ...

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Renovated Paradise Inn is back in business

May 15, 2008, 10:20 am
The rustic Paradise Inn in Mount Rainier National Park, a national historic landmark built in 1916, will reopen Friday after a two-year, $22.5 million spruce-up. The inn was closed in 2006 so it could be renovated to correct structural problems that would have been catastrophic in an earthquake or ...

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Mount Rainier volunteers earn National Park Service’s top honor

May 7, 2008, 10:26 am
The recognition of the volunteer effort to repair flood damage at Mount Rainier National Park continues to earn awards. Park staff learned last week that, on May 8, Mount Rainier’s volunteer program will receive the George B. Hartzog Jr. Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service, the National Park Service’s highest honor. The ...

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National Parks land grab

April 25, 2008, 3:18 pm
Without more Congressional funding, the National Park Service may not be able to compete with developers as private properties within National Park lands go on the market. A report released by the National Parks Conservation Association, “America’s Heritage: For Sale” shows how “critical land inside 55 National Parks could ...

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