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Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier National Park, WA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Mountains
Activities: Mountaineering, Hiking
Description: At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the fifth highest mountain in the continental 48 states.
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Hyderabad, India
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It was a clear SUNNY DAY when we visited this park on a Saturday.Once we entered the park after a travel by road, from Seattle we came across this snow clad mountain from a closer view point.Its AWE SOME. Just before the PARADISE visitor center we came across the most beautiful SCENIC SPOT from where we saw the gigantic mountain... More

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Southern Outerbanks of NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

And very unique. But you need to expect a lot of snow (even in July), rain, fog and clouds. 50+% chance of clear views in July a and August. Very crowded on summer weekends.

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Sequim, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Luckily we had one clear day out of three. Sometimes people never see the summit, but we had a wonderful view and hiking on our first day. Slopes were in the beginning of blooming at Paradise. Magenta Paint Brush was beautiful, but at the end of July it was suppose to be prime.

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Hazlet
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102 reviews 102 reviews
80 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

When visiting Mt. Rainier, be forewarned that fog, rain, or other weather incidents won't guarantee that you will actually see the mountain. Plan on two or more days stay if you really need to see it - it's well worth the wait. By the way, there is no reason not to hike in fog - it's really picturesque and quiet... More

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USA
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336 reviews 336 reviews
109 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Packwood the night before and drove in from the West. We stopped at Paradise first. This seems to be the busiest of all stops/visitor centers, lots of hikers begin here. Lots of pull-offs to take spectacular photos. All roads are open during the summer. We wound up at the Sunrise stop which is awesome. You feel like... More

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Olney, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

One of the Most Awe-inspiring things you can see in your life. Mount Rainier you can see for miles but the drive up to Rainier and the surrounding park are so beautiful and spectacular that it was the highlight of our trip to western US. This National Park is a must if your visiting the Pacific Northwest

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was our 6th time to the park and it always amazes me! Every turnoff and trail is spectacular. We were there on July 18, 2014 and there was still significant snow up on the trails by the Paradise Visitor's Center. We had to walk across fields of snow where the trail sits below. There was also snow by reflection... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Visited in May- hired a car from downtown Seattle. The route is pretty straightforward from the city, so any visitors used to driving on the other side of the road can rest assured that once out the city it's mainly freeway. It takes overall about 2 hours. Half way there there's some supermarkets you can stock up on picnic supplies... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you have a car, you got to go. Takes a little over 2 hours to get there from downtown Seattle. Went to visitor center to check out hikes. Didn't realize all trails would still be snow covered in July. Hubby and kids went for walk...I stayed back and enjoyed the sunshine and amazing scenery. Well worth the visit. Amazing... More

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California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Spent one day driving from Olympia Washington to see Mount Rainier before going to San Juan Islands. Wish we had allowed more time. Almost bypassed in that I was told we would not be able to see the mountain this time of year but were pleasantly surprised. We could not have asked for better weather. The biggest problem was limited... More

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