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June 30, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Summer’s here, and Sunrise is open at Mount Rainier

Catching a photo from a trail near Sunrise Visitor Center at Mount Rainier National Park. (photo by Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times, 2012) Some people say summer starts in Western Washington the day after the Fourth of July, but another good measure is when the Sunrise area opens at Mount Rainier National Park. By that measure, summer…

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June 24, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Summer survey: What’s your favorite getaway on the coast?

Clouds frame the top of Cape Disappointment Lighthouse in the state park of the same name, on the Washington coast. (photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) Now that we’re seriously into summer vacation season, we’re going to get back to asking you some of your favorite Northwest getaway spots. This coming Sunday you’ll see…

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