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April 8, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Mount Rainier’s Longmire-Paradise gate to stay open at night

The gate between Longmire and Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park will remain open overnight starting Thursday, though overnight closures may still occur during inclement weather, the park said Tuesday. During winter, the road from Longmire to Paradise typically closes in the late afternoon and reopens the next morning. All vehicles entering the park are required to…

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0 Comments | More in Environment | Topics: Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park

October 2, 2013 at 5:52 PM

50 mile-stretch of Highway 12 near White Pass summit stays closed

A 50-mile stretch of Highway 12 west of Naches and east of Packwood will remain closed a second night because of a washout discovered  Tuesday morning, according to the state Department of Transportation (DOT). An estimated reopening cannot yet be determined, the DOT said Wednesday afternoon. The Highway 12 washout is about 4 miles east of the White Pass…

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0 Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Mount Rainier National Park, Naches, white pass

September 27, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Hiker, 66, found dead in Mount Rainier National Park

The body of a missing 66-year-old hiker was found Friday in Mount Rainier National Park by rangers and volunteers after an overnight search on Pinnacle Peak, a news release said. The man, George Merriam, of Lakewood, had been reported missing by his wife Thursday night. He was spotted from a search helicopter around 8:30 a.m. lying…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: hiker, Lakewood, Mount Rainier National Park

January 14, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Mount Rainier National Park entrance fees to be waived Jan. 21

Mount Rainier National Park entrance fees will be waived Monday Jan. 21 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The park’s Paradise snowplay area and Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center will be open for the entire three-day weekend. Visitors can sign up for public snowshoe walks offered at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the…

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0 Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mount Rainier National Park

November 13, 2012 at 5:00 PM

UPDATE: Missing snowboarders cold, hungry but finally off Rainier after two long nights

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. A pair of snowboarders who spent two nights on Mount Rainier after getting trapped in a blizzard Sunday hiked off the volcano in snowshoes this afternoon – hungry, cold and tired but uninjured. Derek Tyndall and Thomas Dale, each in their early 20s, made it down to Paradise about 3:30 p.m. “I’ve spent the…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Weather Beat | Topics: Mount Rainier National Park, mount rainier search and rescue

November 12, 2012 at 2:41 PM

UPDATE: Trapped snowboarders will have to spend a 2nd night on Mount Rainier

UPDATE, 8:25 P.M. | The search for the two missing snowboarders has been called off for the night and will resume at first light Tuesday. The two young men will have to spend a second night on the mountain, according to Kevin Bacher, Mount Rainier National Park spokesman UPDATE: 5 p.m. | Just before dark,…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Sports | Topics: Mount Rainier National Park, search and rescue

September 25, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Body found at base of cliff in Mount Rainier National Park

A body was found at the base of a cliff on the south side of Mount Rainier National Park yesterday, according to park officials. Rangers were investigating a vehicle that was parked for several days at Ricksecker Point, an overlook on the south side of the park. A license plate check didn’t turn up anything unsual, but…

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0 Comments | More in General news | Topics: cliff, fall, Lewis County

August 7, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Park rangers recover body on Mount Rainier

The Associated Press Rangers at Mount Rainier National Park have recovered a male body that may be one of four climbers missing since January storms. Park spokeswoman Patti Wold says a party descending from Camp Muir spotted the body late Monday. Rangers carried the unidentified man on a litter down the mountain Tuesday. Wold says melting snow…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: death investigation, Mount Rainier National Park

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