Charlotte Austin

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Thumbnail for - On Not Summiting the Mountain: A Climbing Guide’s Perspective
Jul 20, 2012
More than half of the climbers who try to summit Mount Rainier don’t make it. And as a guide on the state’s tallest mountain, I feel them fail. As I trudge slowly up the mountain in the predawn...
Thumbnail for - The Sherpas of Ashford, Washington
Jul 20, 2012
In the bump-on-the-road town of Ashford, which starts just outside of the Park’s southwest gate, there aren’t a lot of things: No McDonald’s. No stoplights. Definitely no fine dining. But there...
Thumbnail for - Insider’s Guide to Mount Rainier National Park
Jul 19, 2012
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.
Thumbnail for - Mount Rainier’s Wildlife and Wildflowers
Jul 19, 2012
BearSight a black bear—no grizzlies—in the Mazama Ridge area east of Paradise in late summer; train binoculars to the open meadows.  Harlequin DucksThey’re not as populous as the camp robber...
Thumbnail for - In and Around the National Park
Jul 19, 2012
AshfordThe town is little more than a loose string of rental cabins, mountaineering shops, and restaurants, but it’s home base for much of the park’s outdoor activity. Westside RoadAnother...
Thumbnail for - Where to Stay in Mount Rainier National Park
Jul 19, 2012
Under a Roof National Park InnOpen year-round and snow free before almost anything else in the park, Longmire serves as a kind of home base for Mount Rainier operations. Most of the 25 hotel...
Thumbnail for - How to Take the Ultimate Mount Rainier Photo
Jul 19, 2012
How Pros Photograph the Mountain