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“An Amazing Mountain, With Something for Everyone”
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Mount Rainier
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Owner description: At 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is the fifth highest mountain in the continental 48 states.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

I've traveled to Mt Rainier many times over the past 25+ years, and have experienced The Mountain many ways. There is something for everyone on Mt Rainier.

Rainier is a massive volcano, and the most glaciated mountain in the lower 48 states of the US. It receives huge amounts of snow, and generally has snow at or near the Paradise visitors area well into July.

Both the Paradise and Sunrise visitor centers are worth visiting, but perhaps not in a single day. Driving up to, say 5,000 ft, is not all that one should do on Rainier. Go for a short walk or long hike, as your time and health permit. You do not have to get too far away from the parking lots to start appreciating the majesty and beauty of Mt Rainier.

Climbing to the summit of Mt Rainier is a great experience, but one that requires training and planning. This is not a mountain to be taken lightly. The terrain and weather can be harsh, and people do die hiking and climbing on Rainier. On the other hand, with proper assistance, climbing Rainier can be immensely rewarding. There are excellent guide services, like Rainier Mountaineering (RMI) out of Ashford, WA who regularly lead summit climbs. A visit to their website (www.rmiguides.com) will give the interested reader a good idea of how and where to start if they want to consider a summit climb.

Whether you driving around the mountain, stopping at vistas and visitor centers, or climbing to the summit, Mt Rainier is must-visit destination.

Thank AtlantaRes
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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

We did the motor trail tand saw christine falls, paradise, box canyon, and grove of the patriochs. I know many day you need more than one day but even if you only have one day do go! We hike a couple of trails and I think we got a good idea of what the park has to offer.

Thank waterdogooder
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

If you love nature and want to remove yourself from the hustle of the city, this is the place to go. I couldn't get enough of seeing the mountain. It took my breath away daily. To my delight, elk grazed in the back yard of the lodge rental. Only $15 for a week pass. You won't complain about your tax dollars saving this space. It was hard to drive away on the last day of my visit. Do it. You must. The beauty is astounding.

Thank AKomaACJ
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Quite a few trails were fully or partially blocked and not easy to locate a clear trail. Lovely place. Great hiking.

Thank Helen R
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Visible from far away. We could see it first from Olympic NP and had beautiful, unobstructed view from Bremerton to Seattle ferry on a great sunny day.
We visited all the major places: Paradise, the many falls in the park, old trees of Grove of Patriarchs and finally Sunrise. We also had a beautiful view of Mt. Adams. The scenery is just breathtaking.
However be ready for road construction as the roads are pretty substandard. Also some park facilities are closed like Ohanapecosh Visitor Center (lack of funding we were told).
Plan to spent at least 8 hours to see the park. Wish we had more time as there is so much to do and see.
We said good bye to the mountain yet we could still see from almost 100 miles away heading to Spokane next day.
Special place, indeed.

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