Mount Everest gets all the credit, but Hawaii’s Mauna Kea (an idle volcano that’s been around for, you know, a million years) is technically the world’s tallest mountain. Technically. While it stands 13,800ft above sea level, more than two thirds of the hill is actually submerged underwater, which brings the total height to 33,136ft.
A King County sheriff’s spokeswoman says the sheriff’s helicopter has plucked an ailing 10-year-old boy from the 7,000-foot level of a peak in central Washington.
There are special things to see and do during the last week of 2011 at Seattle area zoos and wildlife parks. Put on your parka and head outside on an animal adventure!
If you’re a nature lover and a hiker, how about trying a snowshoe adventure? Park rangers can take you on hikes of Mt. Rainier, or head into the Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Crystal Mountain and Leavenworth have great snowshoeing options, too!
Snowfall in the mountains of Western Washington means an early start to ski and snowboard season! Crystal Mountain and Mount Baker have planned openings on Friday, November 18. Snoqualmie, Stevens and Mission Ridge plan to open Saturday, November 19.
Wax up your skis and boards! Crystal Mountain says it will be ready for limited operations on Friday, November 18, thanks to La Niña.