8 Mount Rainier Hikes for Solitude Seekers

It’s a hiking fact: the most beautiful hikes are usually the most crowded. This can present a conundrum for hikers who want gorgeous scenery as well as solitude. But you can score both with a little homework and some advance … Continued

5 Top Early Season Trails at Mount Rainier

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You’re not into snow shoeing. Hip-dip snow makes you break out in hives. But you’re still rarin’ to hit the trails at Mount Rainier National Park. Given the amount of snow that’s been dumped on the Mountain this winter, you … Continued

Mount Rainier’s Most Spectacular Season

We got started a little late. But the Mountain waited for us to catch up, fluttering her fall frocks in all their rich autumnal glory. Old Iron Knees and I hike Mount Rainier National Park whenever we can, year-round. But … Continued

Mount Rainier’s “Toughest Trail” Offers 360′ of AWESOME!

The Shriner Peak Lookout Trail at Mount Rainier National Park is as unforgettable as it is rigorous. Dubbed “the toughest trail in the park” by park rangers, you’d better be in decent shape before tackling this steep, switchbacking out-and-back trail … Continued