One-Sentence Stories

Spokanite in Space, Plastic Bag Ban, and Paine Field

Your weekly dose of city news in short.

03/08/2019 By Anne Dennon

Slope Stories

A Short History of Washington's Bygone Ski Hills

Over the years, some of the state’s ski mountains proved as ephemeral as snowflakes.

12/18/2018 By Christina Ausley

Slip Slide Away

10 Ways to Ride the Snow without Skis

Sledding, fat biking, and more ways to enjoy the snow, no skis required.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Rami Niemi

Seattle Women 2018

What Pushes Melissa Arnot to the Top of Everest?

“This is my life, my passion.”

01/31/2018 By Allison Williams

Fees, Please

Would You Pay $70 to Visit Mount Rainier?

What about the Olympic National Park? The park system is pondering one heck of a rate hike.

10/25/2017 By Allison Williams

Outdoor Tech

Should Mount Rainier Have Cell Service?

Sure, they paved Paradise and put up a parking lot. But wireless too?

12/05/2016 By Jack Russillo

Washington's National Park Fund

Slide Show: Washington's National Park Fund's Spring Dinner and Auction

On Saturday, April 23, 337 friends of Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks came together for Washington's National Park Fund’s Spring Dinner & Auction.

04/24/2016

Mountain Adventures

Washington's 6 Signature Mountains Are Waiting

This is how you reach the top of the world.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

Mountain Adventures

You Climbed Rainier. BFD.

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

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

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

08/25/2014 By Conor Romack

Anniversary

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.

05/01/2013 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Try This Trail: High Hut

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

02/26/2013 By Craig Romano

Slideshow

Rainier Photo Slideshow

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

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.

08/02/2012 By Allison Williams

Article

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

Article

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.

07/18/2012 By Allison Williams

Weekend Plan

Mount Rainier Wine Festival is Almost Paradise

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

11/01/2011 By Allison Williams

Weekend Plan

Climb Aboard the Beer Train

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

08/09/2011 By Allison Williams