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Listed below are links to websites that provide information about Mt Rainier National Park to aid in planning a trip to the highest peak in Washington. Discover the park's attractions, points of interest, activities and history.
Mount Rainier National Park
This links to the National Park Service's home page for Mount Rainier National Park, which provides extensive information on natural and cultural resources. The park's 378 square miles contains vast expanses of pristine old-growth forests, subalpine flower meadows and spectacular alpine scenery.
Rainier National Park Centennial Web Site
A site built by a group of volunteers. Information on Centennial events, as well as facts, history, maps and photos.
Mount Rainier, Washington
Index page for Mount Rainier, on the official web site of the USGS, Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, Washington. Has many related links, graphics, maps, images and other items of interest.
Located in Ashford at Highway 706 E, MRVA is the guide to lodging, restaurants and dining, shopping, festivals and events. This website features an interactive map for trip planning and the latest weather conditions with Realtime Images.
Mount Rainier National Park
GORP provides an excellent overview of Mt Rainier. Find complete information on climbing to the summit, hiking trails, wildflowers, campsites, snow skiing and much more.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier by Bruce Barcott. Mount Rainier, North America's biggest volcano, looms over Seattle like an invitation to... adventure? Disaster? Discovery? It's all of the above for Bruce Barcott, a Seattle writer who captures the mountain from multiple angles in this luminous biography that defines Rainier's landscape to be like none other on the continent. Order now...
Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills: 50th Anniversary by Ronald C. Eng. From choosing equipment to tying a climbing knot, from basic rappelling techniques to planning an expedition, it is all here in this mountaineering reference. A team of experts, all active climbers and climbing educators, reviewed, revised, and updated this compendium to reflect the latest in mountaineering equipment and techniques. Order now...
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...
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