Greetings from Mount Rainier National Park

Growing up, every summer we would go camping several times a year. We would always camp at least once in Mount Rainier National Park, and often the Olympic National Park also. I loved the tall trees, and the smell of campfires. I loved hiking and observing deer, chipmunks, porcupine, the many birds, and other unexpected wildlife. As an adult, I have continued camping, although no longer in a tent. Now we have a third National Park in Washington, which I will visit this spring

Sincerely,
Christine Southwick

Mount Rainier National Park

Majestic Mount Rainier is the highest peak in the Cascade Range and an active volcano with more glaciers than any other mountain in the United States. Just an hour's drive from Seattle, the park's wild landscape feels much further from civilization. The forests, parkland, wetlands, lakes and rivers offer 260 miles of trails and varied habitat to dozens of plant and animal species.

State(s): Washington

Established: 1899

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