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August 18, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Chat rewind: Advice, tips on Washington’s national parks

A meadow and "The Mountain."  Ian Phelps of Seattle took this photo of wildflowers and Mount Rainier from near the Paradise visitor area. It was the winner for The Seattle Times' national parks of Washington reader-photo contest.

A meadow and “The Mountain.” (Ian Phelps)

Want some tips on where to stay,  hike or just enjoy the scenery, and scenic drives,  in Washington’s national parks?

Brian Cantwell and Kristin Jackson, the travel and outdoors editors/writers for The Seattle Times, answered reader questions about about Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park and North Cascades National Park in a live chat. Read what they suggested below.

The chat followed our recently concluded Seattle Times series on Washington’s “big three” national parks (click on the links above and you’ll find our stories on each park).

You also can take a look at the excellent photos that readers submitted for our national parks of Washington photo contest. The winning Mount Rainier photo is shown here; get details and see the winning picture and seven runners-up.

Missed the chat and still want to ask a question? Email travel@seattletimes.com.

Comments | More in national parks, Reader photos, Washington state | Topics: Mount Rainier Nationa Park, North Cascades National Park, olympic national park

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