Best Easy Day Hikes Mount Rainier National Park

Author: Heidi Schneider
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762794941
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Best Easy Day Hikes Mount Rainier National Park from the Author: Heidi Schneider. Best Easy Day Hikes Mount Rainier National Park includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for thirty easy-to-follow trails, from easy low elevation loops to slightly more difficult scenic routes through Mount Rainier. Get a close-up panoramic view of Nisqually Glacier on the popular Skyline Trail; enjoy Emmons Glacier, the largest glacier in the contiguous United States or power through the hilly Rampart Ridge for unobstructed views of Mount Rainier. Look inside for: • Casual hikes to full-day adventures • After-dinner strolls to full-day hikes • Hikes for everyone, including families • Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps • GPS coordinates

Hiking Mount Rainier National Park

Author: Mary Skjelset
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493011197
Size: 49.88 MB
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Hiking Mount Rainier National Park from the Author: Mary Skjelset. Fully updated and revised, Hiking Mount Rainier is a comprehensive and concise guide to the well-maintained trails nestled between the two major metropolises of the Pacific Northwest. Included are sixty hike descriptions for hikers of all ages and skill levels.

Trail Guide

Author: United States. National Park Service
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Trail Guide from the Author: United States. National Park Service.

National Park City Playground

Author: Theodore R. Catton
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295800860
Size: 37.49 MB
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National Park City Playground from the Author: Theodore R. Catton. The majestic beauty of Mount Rainier, which dominates the Seattle and Tacoma skyscapes, has in many ways defined the Pacific Northwest. At the same time, those two major cities have strongly influenced the development of Rainier as a national park. From the late 1890s, when the Pacific Forest Reserve became Mount Rainier National Park, the evolving relationship between the mountain and its surrounding residents has told a history of the region itself. That story also describes the changing nature of our national park system. From the late nineteenth century to the present, park service representatives and other officials have created policies, built roads and hotels, and regulated public use of and access to Mount Rainier. Conflicting interests have shaped the decision-making process and characterized human interaction with the park. The Rainier National Park Company promoted Paradise Inn as a destination resort for East Coast tourists; Cooperative Campers of the Pacific Northwest developed backcountry camps for working-class recreationists; Asahel Curtis of the Good Roads Association wanted a road encircling the mountain; The Mountaineers promoted free public campgrounds and a roadless preserve; others focused on managing and protecting the upper mountain. The National Park Service mediated among the various parties while developing their own master plan for the park. In an engaging and accessible style, historian Theodore Catton tells the story of Mount Rainier, examining the controversies and compromises that have shaped one of America's most beautiful and beloved parks. National Park, City Playground reminds us that the way we manage our wilderness areas is a vital concern not only for the National Park Service, but for all citizens.

Best Wildflower Hikes Western Washington

Author: Peter Stekel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493018698
Size: 19.63 MB
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Best Wildflower Hikes Western Washington from the Author: Peter Stekel. Best Wildflower Hikes Western Washington combines the best aspects of hiking and wildflowers into one guide. The Best Wildflower Hikes series features 40 hikes with honorable mentions throughout that focus on the best wildflowers in western Washington.