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Longmire is 95 miles (153 km) southeast of Seattle. Site of the Mineral Spring Resort as developed by James Longmire in 1884.
Longmire Museum is housed in the park's original headquarters.
The Grove of the Patriarchs is a short walk from the parking area near the Stevens Canyon Entrance. Douglas fir, western red-cedar and western hemlock.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Mt. Rainier: Adventures and Views by John Harlin III and James Martin. Get up close and personal with the of Mount Rainier. Photographer James Martin captures the awesome beauty of this majestic peak, from its icy glaciers to its lush alpine meadows, while climber and writer John Harlin provides engrossing accounts of adventure on the mountain. Order now...
Washington's Mount Rainier National Park: A Centennial Celebration by Tim McNulty and Pat O'Hara. In this official book, O'Hara and McNulty view the mountain through all its facets: from the geologic and climatic forces that continue to shape it, the rich legacy of humans' relationship with it and its delicate ecosystems. Order now...
Adventure Guide to Mount Rainier: Hiking, Climbing and Skiing in Mt. Rainier National Park by Jeff Smoot. Includes descriptions of tourist trails, nature trails, off-trail hiking, bike routes, minor peak scrambling, skiing and snowshoeing areas, and of course, summit routes. Order now...
Mount Rainier: A Climbing Guide 2nd Edition by Mike Gauthier. From the Lead Climbing Ranger for Mt Rainier National Park. The latest information on logistics, regulations and permits. Expanded material on understanding and surmounting Rainier's glaciers, tips on selecting a guide service, mountaineering training sites around Rainier and bonus routes on adjacent Little Tahoma. Order now...
Day Hiking: Mount Rainier National Park Trails by Dan A. Nelson and Alan L. Bauer. Compact, portable and beautifully packaged, Day Hiking Mount Rainier provides the most thorough coverage of Mount Rainier National Park to date. Nearby camping options are included, plus info on how to extend your hike, a full-color photo insert and overview map, quick-reference icons for kids, dogs, views and more. Order now...
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