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Mountain Adventures

Washington's 6 Signature Mountains Are Waiting

This is how you reach the top of the world.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 06/08/2015

Mountain Adventures

You Climbed Rainier. BFD.

Does anyone still care about the state’s biggest mountain?

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 06/08/2015

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: August 25–31

The National Park Service turns 98 and a chance to chat with renowned concert poster artists: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

  • By Conor Romack
  • Published 08/25/2014

Camp Life

Car Camping at Mount Rainier

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 06/01/2014


It's 50 Years Since Jim Whittaker Took Everest

Half a century ago, a local boy became the first American on the top of the world.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 05/01/2013

Get Out

Try This Trail: High Hut

Strap on the snowshoes, it's gonna be quite a climb.

  • By Craig Romano
  • Published 02/26/2013


Rainier Photo Slideshow

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

  • Published 08/30/2012

Mountain Time

Mount Rainier Camp Is Getting a Makeover

Halfway up the state's highest mountain, Camp Muir will become a little less industrial.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 08/02/2012


On Not Summiting the Mountain: A Climbing Guide’s Perspective

  • By Charlotte Austin
  • Published 07/20/2012


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


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

Weekend Plan

Mount Rainier Wine Festival is Almost Paradise

Celebrate the mountain’s off-season with a tipple.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 11/01/2011

Weekend Plan

Climb Aboard the Beer Train

Lagunitas Brewing Company invites you to chug on a choo-choo with a view of Mount Rainier.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 08/09/2011


35 Northwest Playgrounds

Great outdoor summer adventures in the water, on the ground, and high in the sky.

  • By Courtney Nash
  • Published 12/28/2008
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