Mount Rainier National Park

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5 Day Trips Near Seattle To Do Before The Kids Go Back To School

Before summer is over, and your kids have to head back to school, be sure to embark on one of these fun-filled Seattle-area day trips.

08/15/2015

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Best Places To Go Star And Moon Gazing Near Seattle

Shimmering stars and moon watching in the greater Seattle area requires a clear, dark night away from the city lights. Looking at the night sky is perfect for all ages, and requires minimal equipment. It’s the perfect way to spend a warm summer’s evening with friends and family.

07/18/2015

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Best Day Trips From Seattle

If you’re short on time but long on wanderlust, day trips are a wonderful option to explore the wonders of Washington state. From Mount Rainier to La Conner and from the Olympic Peninsula to Leavenworth, these are the best day trips from Seattle.

06/20/2015

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Best National Parks Near Seattle

The city of Seattle lies in the midst of several National Parks and Historic National Parks. Whether raining, snowing or sunny, each offers a unique view of Washington state.

03/14/2015

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Best Camping Sites Near Seattle

Get out and enjoy the outdoors at these camping destinations near Seattle.

09/13/2014

64-year-old Edwin Birch was last seen Saturday while hiking with his son. (Andrew WINNER/AFP/Getty Images)

After 4 Days, No Sign Of Wonderland Trail Hiker

Crews searching for 64-year-old Tacoma man.

07/16/2014

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‘Guru Of Trails’ Missing On Mount Rainier

Karen Sykes is an outdoors writer who is well known among Seattle hikers; she has been missing since late Wednesday.

06/20/2014

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Best Day Trips For Under $100 In The Seattle Area

Nestled between the Cascade Mountains to the east and Puget Sound on the west, the Seattle area is filled with opportunities for day trips under $100.

CBS Seattle–06/28/2013

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Ranger’s Body Recovery Mission Delayed

ASHFORD, Wash. (CBS Seattle/AP) — Foggy, wet weather Tuesday at Mount Rainier National Park has the recovery mission of a ranger on hold. Officials hope for a break in the weather Wednesday that would allow […]

CBS Seattle–06/26/2012

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Last Rescued Climber Leaves Mount Rainier

The last of four Waco, Texas, climbers rescued on Mount Rainier in an effort that cost a ranger his life walked down off the Washington peak on Friday while blizzard conditions high on the mountain delayed efforts to retrieve the body.

06/22/2012