Navigate Rainier’s paved trails, climb to the peak, or view it from afar; and learn about the Brothers Whittaker, famous mountaineers who conquered Rainier and inspired generations of Northwest outdoorsmen.

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Rainier Photo Slideshow

The top ten photos from our Capturing Mount Rainier contest. Can you spot the winner?

  • Published 08/30/2012
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On Not Summiting the Mountain: A Climbing Guide’s Perspective

  • By Charlotte Austin
  • Published 07/20/2012
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The Sherpas of Ashford, Washington

  • By Craig Roman, Charlotte Austin, Allison Williams, and Bruce Barcott
  • Published 07/20/2012
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Mount Rainier’s Red Fox Menace

  • By Bruce Barcott
  • Published 07/19/2012
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Mount Rainier Will Erupt (But Not How You Think)

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 07/19/2012
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How to Take the Ultimate Mount Rainier Photo

How Pros Photograph the Mountain

  • By Charlotte Austin, Allison Williams, Craig Romano, and Bruce Barcott
  • Published 07/19/2012
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Trails to Hike in Mount Rainier National Park

  • By Craig Romano
  • Published 07/19/2012
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Insider’s Guide to Mount Rainier National Park

Whether you look for the wildflowers on paved trails, climb to the peak, or view from afar, Mount Rainier looms as our most iconic natural landmark.

  • By Charlotte Austin, Allison Williams, Craig Romano, and Bruce Barcott
  • Published 07/19/2012
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In and Around the National Park

  • By Charlotte Austin, Allison Williams, Craig Romano, and Bruce Barcott
  • Published 07/19/2012
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Mount Rainier’s Wildlife and Wildflowers

  • By Charlotte Austin, Allison Williams, Craig Romano, and Bruce Barcott
  • Published 07/19/2012
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Where to Stay in Mount Rainier National Park

  • By Charlotte Austin and Allison Williams
  • Published 07/19/2012
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Jim and Lou Whittaker

Whenever we play in the mountains, we owe a debt to Jim and Lou Whittaker. The Seattle twins conquered Mount Rainier and REI, and made mountaineering the Northwest’s signature sport.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 07/18/2012