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Mount Rainier Books

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50 Hikes in Mount Rainier National Park
by Ira Spring, Harvey Manning
April 1999, Mountaineers Book, 4th edition, Paperback, 160 pages, (guidebook)
A new full-color edition commemorating Mount Rainier National Park's 100th anniversary. Features the short Paradise flower trails of Alta Vista and Nisqually Vista, the nine-mile trek up to the summit base camp at Camp Muir, and the epic 93-mile Wonderland Trail that encircles the mountain.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier - Activities

Adventure Guide to Mount Rainier: Hiking, Climbing, and Skiing in Mount Rainier National Park
by Jeff Smoot
January 1997, Paperback, 174 pages, (guidebook)
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier - Web Sites

Best Easy Day Hikes: Mount Rainier
by Heidi Schneider, Mary Skjelset
June 1999, Paperback, 106 pages, (guidebook)
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier

The Big Fact Book About Mount Rainier
by Bette E. Filley, Rachel French (Illustrator)
April 1996, Paperback or Hardcover, ? pages, (non-fiction)
Well-researched, must-have reference for anyone who loves The Mountain.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier - Description

Challenge of Rainier: A Record of the Explorations and Ascents, Triumphs and Tragedies
by Dee Molenaar
June 1979, Paperback, 3rd edition, 364 pages, (non-fiction)
A classic text on Rainier that documents pioneering and more recent explorers of trails to the summit, its geology and natural environment, and its inevitable human disasters. Fascinating and instructive stories such as the one about the guy who slid a thousand feet in his down booties trying to catch a lid that fell off of his cooking pot.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier

Climbing Mount Rainier: The Essential Guide
by Fred Beckey, Alex Van Steen
May 1999, Paperback, 1st edition, 160 pages, (guidebook)
Written for experienced mountain climbers, this book offers detailed information on nearly fifty routes to the summit of Washington state's Mount Rainier.  Includes 75 photos showing climbers progressing toward the summit.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier - Climbing

Color Hiking Guide to Mount Rainier
by Alan Kearney
August 1999, Paperback, 72 pages, (guidebook)

Discovering the Wonders of Wonderland Trail: Encircling Mount Rainier
by Bette Filley
May 1998, revised edition, Paperback, ? pages, (guidebook)
The 92.2 mile Wonderland Trail encircling Mount Rainier is one of America's finest wilderness pathways.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier - Attractions

Flora of Mount Rainier National Park
by David Biek
January 2000, Paperback, 520 pages, (field guide)
A virtually complete listing of the 871 native and introduced species of plants found in the Park.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier - Attractions

Hiking Mount Rainier National Park
by Heidi Schneider, Mary Skjelset
June 1999, Paperback, 246 pages, (guidebook)
60 detailed hike descriptions ranging from short walks to overnight backpack trips.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier

Mac's Field Guide to Mount Rainier National Park: Flowers and Trees
Mac's Field Guide to Mount Rainier National Park: Mammals and Birds
by Craig MacGowan
November 1998, Paperback, ? pages, (field guide)
Great for kids and educators.

The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier
by Bruce Barcott
October 1998, Paperback or Hardcover, 278 pages, (autobiography)
By turns witty and introspective, Barcott's trip to the top of the glacier-clad peak is filled with history, scientific observation. "Enjoyable, interesting, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes reflective, but always engaging", Barcott's imparts to the reader the important connection between Puget Sound residents and the mountain.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier - Volcano

Mount Rainier: A Climbing Guide
by Mike Gauthier, Bruce Barcott
October 1999, Paperback, 192 pages, (guidebook)
Features 39 of the mountain's best routes, complete with details on the approach, the climb, and the descent, as well as elevation gain, difficulties and hazards, and season. Also covered are the latest in permit and park regulations, preparation, the high camps and bivvy sites, summit day, and winter climbing and safety information.

Mount Rainier National Park
by Sharlene Nelson, Ted Nelson, Sarah De Capua
August 1998, Paperback, 48 pages, (non-fiction)
For ages 9 to 12.

Mount Rainier National Park: Including a Perilous Paradise
by Ron Warfield, Jeff Nicholas (Editor), Nicky Leach (Editor)
June Spectacular color photography with beautifully written essays.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier National Park: Tales, Trails, & Auto Tours
by Jerry Rohde, Gisela Rohde (Contributor), Larry Eifert (Illustrator)
December 1996, Paperback, 310 pages, (non-fiction)
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier - Accommodations

Mount Rainier: A Visitor's Companion
by George Wuerthner, Douglas W. Moore (Illustrator)
March 2000, Paperback, 48 pages, (guidebook)
Explores the park's ecosystems, geological history, land use issues, native people, and past explorers.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier

Mountain Fever: Historic Conquests of Rainier (Columbia Classics) by Aubrey L. Haines, Ruth Kirk
October 1999, Paperback, 278 pages, (non-fiction)
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier - History

Mt. Rainier Climbing Guide SM10097
The Ingraham Glacier-Disappointment Cleaver Route, plus two variations: The Fuhrer Finger Route, The Kautz Glacier Route
Mt. Rainier Climbing Guide SM20100

The Emmons-Winthrop Glacier Route, The Liberty Ridge Route
by Stanley Friedman
These comprehensive, lightweight (weighs less than one ounce) climbing guides are designed to be carried with you on your summit attempts. Each route is clearly shown with 40-foot contours (1:24,000 scale) on a single waterproof and nearly-indestructible sheet that you can fold down and carry in your pocket.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier - Climbing

Mt. Rainier & South Cascades Fishing Guide: Mt. Rainier National Park & South Cascades Lakes and Streams
by Dave Shorett
April 1998, Paperback, 144 pages, (guidebook)
Describes more than 55 streams and 165 lakes with necessary information on campgrounds, accommodations, regulations, fishing techniques, time of year to fish, fly shops, and ranger stations.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier - Activities

A Pocket Field Guide to the Plants and Animals of Mount Rainier
by Joe Dreimiller
September 1999, Paperback, 128 pages, (field guide)
Compact guide to help identify common plants and animals found in the Park.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier - Attractions

Rainier Panorama
by Will Landon (Photographer)
March Photographed over a period of twenty-four years, this portrait of Mount Rainier National Park is made in sweeping panoramas of up to 360 degrees, close-ups and ultra-wide panoramas of intimate scenes.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier - Attractions

Road Guide To Mount Rainier National Park
by Barbara Decker, Robert Decker
April 1996, Paperback, 48 pages, (guidebook)
A guided tour of the major sights and features.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier - Accommodations

Sunrise to Paradise: The Story of Mount Rainier National Park
by Ruth Kirk
March 1999, Paperback or Hardcover, 152 pages, (non-fiction)
The book ranges widely, if not too deeply, into just about everything to do with a remarkable natural landscape capped by the this mountain that soars higher above its immediate base than does any other in the lower forty-eight. Topics include local animals, the history and nature of volcanic activity, the politics of the name "Rainier," environmental changes. and human interaction with the mountain.

Washington's Mount Rainier National Park: A Centennial Celebration
by Tim McNulty, Pat O'Hara
March 2000, Mountaineers Books, Paperback or Hardcover, 144 pages, (non-fiction)
In this, the official book of the centennial, Pat O'Hara and Tim McNulty view the mountain through all its facets: from the geologic and climatic forces that continue to shape it, to the rich legacy of humans' relationship with it, to its delicate ecosystems and what will be needed to protect them for the future.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier - History

A Year in Paradise: A Personal Experience of Living on Mount Rainier in the Early 1900's
by Floyd Wilfred Schmoe
July In the centennial year of Mount Rainier National Park, The Mountaineers Books brings back into print this classic memoir of Mount Rainier through the seasons of 1920.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount Rainier - Web Sites

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