Mount Rainier N.P.


(c) July 2000,
Urs Künzler

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We left early from the Holiday Inn Boeing Field Hotel in Seattle. After a few shopping and phone stops, we drove straight to Mount Rainier N.P.. It was a rainy day.

At the Longmire Wilderness Information Center (park entrance) and the Longmire Museum, you can learn a lot about the park, Mount Rainier and the nature and wildlife. Take your time to visit.

Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center was our lunch site. It's a good startingpoint for some short or medium hikes. Because of the weather and snow, we took a short walk. We also stopped at Narada Falls.
Above Narada Falls Jo and Emma in the snow

We spent our first night in Yakima on the local KOA camp ground, where we also learned everything about camping, the next 3 weeks and made our groups for cooking and other work. Also Monica and Luisa finally got their bags from the local airport.


  • Be prepared for cold and wet weather conditions in Mount Rainier N.P.. Bring warm and water proof cloths.