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August 22, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Bodies of 3 Mount Rainier climbers identified

The bodies recovered Tuesday from Mount Rainier have been identified as three of the six climbers who were killed in a fall in May. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the three as Mark Mahaney, 26; Uday Marty, 40; and John Mullally, 40. The three were part of a group of climbers killed in…

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August 20, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Bodies of 3 missing climbers recovered from Mount Rainier

The bodies of three climbers were recovered Tuesday from Mount Rainier. The bodies were found in a debris field on the Carbon Glacier below Liberty Ridge, the same location where six climbers went missing following a fall on May 31, said Patti Wold, spokeswoman for Mount Rainier National Park. While the three dead climbers are believed to be members of the…

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July 18, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Search for missing Mt. Rainier hiker scaled back

The Associated Press MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Officials at Mount Rainier National Park are scaling back operations as the search for a 64-year-old missing Tacoma hiker entered the sixth day. Deputy Superintendent Tracy Swartout says there’s still no sign of Edwin Birch, who went missing last weekend while hiking the popular 93-mile Wonderland Trail. She says no…

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July 16, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Search resumes for hiker missing on Mount Rainier

The Associated Press MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Searchers on Wednesday resumed looking for a 64-year-old Tacoma man who went missing while hiking the Wonderland Trail at Mount Rainier. National Park Service spokeswoman Casey Broom says the search area includes steep, rugged and snow-covered terrain in the east and southeast part of the mountain. Edwin Birch was last…

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July 15, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Search resumes for overdue hiker on Mt. Rainier trail

The Associated Press MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Ground teams and helicopter crews are spending another day looking for a 64-year-old man missing who went missing during a hike at Mount Rainier. Edwin Birch, of Tacoma, was last seen by his son Saturday as they were hiking on the 93-mile Wonderland Trail, which loops the mountain. The…

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June 24, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Mountaineers plan memorial service for Karen Sykes

A memorial service has been planned for Karen Sykes, a well-known outdoors writer whose body was found over the weekend in Mount Rainier National Park after she went missing while hiking. The service for Sykes, 70, will be held on July 14 at the Mountaineers Seattle Program Center in Magnuson Park. Attendees are invited to…

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June 20, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Search on for missing Seattle hiker on Mount Rainier

The Associated Press ASHFORD — Crews were searching Mount Rainier National Park on Friday for a Seattle hiker who was reported missing late Wednesday. Park spokeswoman Patti Wold says Karen Sykes, an experienced hiker and a journalist, had adequate survival gear to camp overnight in the event of an emergency. She says Sykes was working on a…

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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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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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