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June 30, 2014 at 11:22 AM

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

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 officially started on Friday. The Sunrise road opened Friday, and the Sunrise Day Lodge began summer operations on Saturday. The Sunrise Visitor…

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June 24, 2013 at 1:37 PM

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

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 Kristin Jackson’s writeup on Cape Disappointment State Park and all there is to do there. Here’s our question for you: What’s your favorite vacation spot on the Northwest coast? And…

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