Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park <p class="Body">Navigate Rainier&rsquo;s paved trails, climb to the peak, or view it from afar; and learn about the <span class="BodyBold">Brothers Whittaker</span>, famous mountaineers who conquered Rainier and inspired generations of Northwest outdoorsmen. Plus: 586 Top Doctors and Nurses in 72 specialties.&nbsp;</p>

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


Met Picks: The Top Things to See and Do in August

From a Harry Potter binge to the return of 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival.

07/17/2012 By Laura Dannen


The Legend of Reignwolf

Jordan Cook is a rock star even mothers could love.

07/17/2012 By Laura Dannen


Dispatches from

Lights. Camera. Kitchen Drama.

07/17/2012 By Christopher Werner


The Perfect Party

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

07/17/2012 By Laura Dannen

Eat & Drink


Ruth Reichl’s Seattle Seafood Excursion

A platonic love story in which three unfortunate (but tasty) spot prawns meet their maker.

07/17/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


A Summer Crop of Seattle Ice Cream Shops

Get the scoop



Vessel Reopens as a Cocktail Geekout Heaven

The vaunted cocktail haunt that shuttered in December 2010 makes its long-awaited return in a new space at Seventh and Olive.

07/17/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Restaurant Marché Brings French Classics to Bainbridge

Greg Atkinson brings the French classics to Bainbridge.

07/17/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

Health & Wellness


Alzheimer's: Laughter and Forgetting

By the time she turned 50, Sharon Monaghan had developed a habit of repeating herself. Then came lapses in memory and judgment. At first, she blamed her cancer treatment. One day, she got frighteningly lost on the way to the doctor.

07/20/2012 By Ann Hedreen


The Fitness Myth

All these years I’ve been an exercise dork. Just call me a trendsetter.

07/16/2012 Edited by Kathryn Robinson

Home & Real Estate


A West Seattle Remodel Adds a New Master Suite

A well-crafted remodel of a West Seattle cottage adds just the right amount of room.

07/17/2012 By Giselle Smith


News & City Life


The Law and John Henry !*@#ing Browne

He’s defended the Northwest’s most reviled killers and gained the cursed admiration of Ted Bundy and the begrudging respect of prosecutors. So what’s John Henry Browne doing for his next act?

07/18/2012 By James Ross Gardner


Former Gang Member Rehabilitates At-Risk Youth

Former gang member Mark Rivers turns lives around.

07/18/2012 By Matthew Halverson


Verbatim: Gunsmoke



Seattle’s Space Elevator Man

After a decade of disappointment, could there be new life for the space elevator?

07/17/2012 By Matthew Halverson


A Fix for Seattle Food Deserts

To bring healthy food to underserved neighborhoods, the founders of Stockbox Grocers think small.

07/17/2012 By Megan Michelson

Style & Shopping


Making the Most of Seattle's Vintage Shops

Three shops where vintage goods, future classics, and warm, natural elements evoke new ideas.

07/17/2012 By Laura Cassidy

Travel & Outdoors


How to Take the Ultimate Mount Rainier Photo

How pros photograph the mountain—angles, time of day, and more.

07/19/2012 With Bruce Barcott, Craig Romano, and Charlotte Austin By Allison Williams


Mount Rainier’s Red Fox Menace

Wildlife isn't always a good thing at the park's big visitor areas.

07/19/2012 By Bruce Barcott


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.

07/19/2012 With Bruce Barcott, Craig Romano, and Charlotte Austin By Allison Williams

Peak Performance

The Brothers 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.

07/18/2012 By Allison Williams